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.
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 16, 2008
This is one of the more original movies of the year, and it's the rare film that's primarily about the workplace.
June 13, 2008
The directorial debut of Pursuit of Happyness writer Steve Conrad, The Promotion carries a deadpan corporate-absurd whiff of Office Space but never quite scans.
June 13, 2008
The strangely paced drama/comedy never finds much of a groove. Elements of conventional madcap comedy butt against more indie-ready scenes of relationship dysfunction, and the end result is more frustrating than interesting.
June 13, 2008
The Promotion has more work-life truth in it than a month of The Office or Dilbert.
June 13, 2008
As bad as a severe case of the Mondays.
June 12, 2008
The Promotion uses the structure of a workplace comedy to pose gentle moral and ethical questions about treating people right (or wrong), about honor and ambition, truth-telling and back-stabbing.
June 12, 2008
The portrayal of employment in America is too close for comfort. Or comedy...Not the stuff of lighthearted summer comedy.
June 12, 2008
As a subtle expression of masculine angst, it's the timid flipside of Fight Club. As a gentle critique of the American dream's descent into empty consumerism, it's a less cutesy, less feminist Little Miss Sunshine.
June 6, 2008
The Promotion edges toward some pretty bleak stuff. Then it steps back and laughs, like an office slacker.
June 6, 2008
Steve Conrad's wry debut takes place in an urban Chicago grocery store, in which an intimate epic of manhood unfolds.
June 6, 2008
There's something appealingly modest about The Promotion. It's a sweet, human movie.
June 6, 2008
It's a little pat and shallow.
June 6, 2008
Easily the worst movie I've seen so far this year.
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