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For Your Consideration Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
February 9, 2007
The comedy is very unsubtle, and huge swathes of screen-time are given over to Fred Willard as a presenter on a dumb entertainment TV show - funny, yes, but not funny enough to justify the vast amount of time he is given.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 9, 2007
In the most bittersweet of ironies, O'Hara was tipped by some as a potential Oscar nominee for her performance in the film. You suspect that she handled the whole demeaning circus with rather more dignity than her character does.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leigh Singer
February 9, 2007
Lazy, smug and mean-spirited, this certainly isn't Spinal Tap or anywhere near as good as Guest and Levy's previous comedies. A mighty disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jamie Russell
February 7, 2007
True, Hollywood's not difficult to caricature, but For Your Consideration is more than willing to savage the hand that feeds it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
February 7, 2007
We expect oddball wit of a higher calibre from Guest and co., although their inherent, zany likeability means plenty of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 20, 2007
Funny, biting, cutting and satirical %u2026 but there are fewer laughs than expected; more likely to appeal to cult audiences interested in film industry in-jokes.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
December 30, 2006
... the real problem with For Your Consideration is that it's just not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 16, 2006
Except for a few Tinseltown meshugeneh moments the total experience amounted to gornisht.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
December 7, 2006
Let's start the Internet buzz right now - we want an O-nod for O'Hara.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 3, 2006
For Your Consideration is a funny movie, albeit a minor one alongside Guest's other comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 2, 2006
Here's another intelligent comedy "For Your Consideration" from Christopher Guest.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 2, 2006
Guest and his troupe are clearly having fun poking fun at the industry that pays their bills while psychologically messing with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 1, 2006
Is there a better group of actors today than Christopher Guest's troupe of improv players?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
December 1, 2006
A film can't go to 11 when there are a dozen actors vying to be Nigel.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 30, 2006
As usual, the result combines laughs with poignancy: O'Hara and Shearer, in particular, can be funny without reducing their characters to cartoons.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 29, 2006
This goof (it's not really strong enough to qualify as a spoof, much less a satire) on Oscar fever descending on an indie production is particularly thin stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 27, 2006
The cast's semi-improvised schtick hits its mark with cutting precision, but the word on the street is that For Your Consideration can't be considered anything but a comic trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
November 27, 2006
In order to stay ahead as a mocker these days, you must nail your subject for good.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 27, 2006
Guest carves a plastic-surgery rictus into Catherine O'Hara's face that's as disturbing as the Gwynplaine smile cut into the title victim in 'The Black Dahlia' -- a literally ugly fate unjustified by the sketch-comedy antics that precede it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2006
And the winner is... something other than this. We considered it and were not impressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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