The Artist Formerly Known's Review of Office Space


  • 17 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Office Space

    Office Space (1999)

    Let me begin by saying that Office Space should be recognized as one of the funniest movies ever made. It is quotable, well-acted, and occasionally (sometimes unintentionally) inspirational. That said, this could have gone completely wrong. Mike Judge could have turned it into another gross-out R-rated dumbass comedy like Tim and Eric's Billion-Dollar Movie and gotten shitty reviews. But in the capable hands of its fantastic actors, Office Space soars.

    Not many people will agree with me when I say that this is more than just a comedy. Not to sound like a hoity-toity liberal art critic, but this is a masterpiece of the human condition. The insufferable boss, the astoundingly stupid coworkers-- this is a movie that should hit a little too close to home for all the office drones in cubicles working a 12-hour-day.

    Although its central premise (hypnosis) seems a little ridiculous, Office Space never truly goes off the rails. It's quiet, calm, cool, and collected. And no one has the right to say anything different about it.

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