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For Your Consideration Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 22, 2006
Fans of Guest's brand of repertory-company character comedies will find a few reasons to grin. But even the fanatical will have to admit that this one is hardly worth considering.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 24, 2006
For all the shots it takes at Hollywood pretense, there's nothing all that nasty about the movie %u2014 or all that original.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
Pete Hammond
November 19, 2006
There are a lot of laughs to be mined from the spectacle of ego-inflated superstars tripping over each other trying to grab a $65 gold statue, but you won't find them here.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2006
While that title raises expectations for delicious humor, what we see of the movie itself is foolish and flat.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
The problem with FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION is that it breaks the cardinal rule of comedy: it just isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
The blunt of derision ends up falling not on the shallowness of the system but on the pathetic souls who thought something would come out of it
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 15, 2006
The omnipresent sense of having already been here and done this ... permeates For Your Consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Otto
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 17, 2006
While For Your Consideration has many of the same elements that have worked so well for [Guest] in the past, they don't quite come together this time.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
The film-within-a-film narrative device falls flat because the inner story is a melodrama with no comic momentum of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 16, 2006
Hollywood is rife for satire, but it's been done before.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 16, 2006
By now Christopher Guest's brand of satire has become so formulaic that it hardly matters that he disposes with the pseudodocumentary format this time.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2006
Rather than taking aim at the movie industry... For Your Consideration decides to make fun of its hapless subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
February 9, 2007
The best jokes are the true jokes, and truth has not been best served here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Voynar
September 23, 2006
Although For Your Consideration works okay overall, and parts of it are very funny, it somehow lacks the spark that elevated Guest's earlier films from mere comedy to comedic brilliance ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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