The Promotion Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
The Promotion may not be much, and you get to know that supermarket uncomfortably well by the end of the 85 minutes. But as I say: He's an interesting writer.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
By taking the time to make that connection with the audience, The Promotion ensures we'll forgive these guys anything -- and laugh along with them -- in their quest to advance their lots.
October 18, 2008
A nice little comedy about what it takes to climb the corporate ladder and the toll such actions take on the psyche of a decent individual.
September 17, 2010
A bit Alexander Payne social satire, a bit Mike Judge's "Office Space," "The Promotion" keeps the laughter mostly low-key while addressing deflating truths about occupational angst -writer/director Steve Conrad's sturdy thematic stock-in-trade.
May 5, 2010
Sort of a Dilbert riff, only lower on the food chain.
February 15, 2009
The Promotion does sacrifice some comedy in its attempt at depth.
October 18, 2008
October 16, 2008
...an odd yet compelling comedy...
August 31, 2008
The Promotion is the very definition of a human comedy.
July 11, 2008
A work-retreat sequence is hilarious, thanks to a scene-stealing supporting bit from Jason Bateman. And Reilly's convincing portrayal of the somewhat self-destructive Richard does make the whole thing watchable.
July 10, 2008
Two things are missing in this debut directing effort from writer Steve Conrad - a sufficient number of jokes and anybody worth rooting for.
July 10, 2008
...sharp and intelligent...
July 1, 2008
Easily one of the freshest, funniest comedies of the year.
June 27, 2008
The Promotion works as a comedy because, in the depths of our dark hearts, we enjoy seeing the woes that beset our comic antagonists.
June 27, 2008
The Promotion is generally harmless but boring.
June 27, 2008
Fails as a comedy because it's less funny and interesting than it would be to watch stars Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly sitting in lawn chairs and talking for 90 minutes.
June 20, 2008
Fizzles as a comedy and as an exploration of the stresses of work.
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