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The Company Men Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 2013
The Company Men, aka "The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People" or "Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie," tries to be timely, but it's as out of touch as Pat Buchanan.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
January 7, 2011
As an examination of a floundering American economy The Company Men is shallow and one-sided but pretending to be otherwise; as a character study of the individuals caught in the economies effects it is engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
March 9, 2011
I don't want Wells to invent a Darth Vader like villain to blame this crisis on - besides, those villains already exist in reality - but I certainly don't want him to vindicate the guilty parties.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 21, 2011
Wells' messages on the dehumanizing effect of corporate greed seem more like prosthelytizing than storytelling. Are the points he's making important? Sure, but this movie isn't going to say anything to anyone not already in the choir.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 27, 2011
If you're looking for a film that puts a face to some of the least sympathetic victims of the financial crisis The Company Men will happily take your $10. For the rest of us, there's always whatever's on cable. That is, if it hasn't been disconnected.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011
...well-executed programmatic melodrama, and there are some scenes that evince real heart, probably because the actors seem naively committed to the project.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 20, 2011
Wells casts a wide but synthetic net. An aura of well-intentioned generica muffles the dramatic impact of "The Company Men"...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
January 19, 2011
Fulfills every stereotype about Hollywood movies; A smarmy, condescending, moral lecture from rich guys with no clue about real poverty. Do I begrudge the characters their financial success? No. But I'm certainly not going to feel bad when it falls apart.
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 11, 2011
Belongs more in the category of missed opportunity than the successful caustic social commentary it so desperately wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 21, 2011
The Company Men isn't THAT bad, but in a world with so many good movies, there's really not much to recommend here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
March 10, 2011
There will be plenty of good movies about the recession. This isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2011
If the recession-era movie sounds depressing, you just don't know what Hollywood is capable of.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 21, 2011
Attempts to examine a social problem but is weirdly out of touch with it. The film feels simplistic, like a Nickelodeon movie with swearing and dislocated worker seminars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sophie Ivan
Film4
March 9, 2011
It's hard to imagine many hearts (American or otherwise) bleeding on seeing how such over-paid corporate suits are going to cope with the tragedy of having to trade in their second Ferrari...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
December 5, 2010
A cocooned, sub-generic drama of downsized executives which locates tragedy in the loss of suburban opulence and white-collar perks rather than self-annihilation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au
March 9, 2011
The Company Men is full of thin slivers of irony that passes for deep thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2011
The GFC has delivered its first KFC movie, an easy take away with little to nourish our cinematic wellbeing
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
January 20, 2011
eteran TV producer John Wells filters the economic disaster through the eyes of the laid-off, but not even Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones can save this uneven movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
January 21, 2011
Rather than showing us an empathetic portrait of what it's like to live through such a hard time in America, Company Men shows us a series of rich, white men suffering through problems of their own creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 29, 2010
"The Company Men" is a somber, glossy, and sound-bite-heavy drama made watchable by its ensemble performances. The story is a letdown, but the actors--including an especially sassy Maria Bello--are enjoyable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 23, 2012
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
January 31, 2011
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