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For Your Consideration Reviews

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 15, 2009
The point is that Hollywood types are--gasp!--shallow. If that news shocks anyone, check your pulse, because you may have been in a coma for 80 years.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 12, 2007
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
November 27, 2006
In order to stay ahead as a mocker these days, you must nail your subject for good.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 25, 2006
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 24, 2006
Guest and his co-writer, Eugene Levy, aren't afraid to chew off the hand that feeds them.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
November 24, 2006
For Your Consideration won't win an Oscar, but it probably will win some adulation from hard-core Guest fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 22, 2006
Individual scenes come across as amusing, but Guest loses comic momentum when he shifts between the shooting of the lachrymose Home for Purim and the segments lampooning entertainment media.
| 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 22, 2006
For Your Consideration always seems a bit too tame for its own good: It never busts out the way you hope it would.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 22, 2006
[Director Christoper Guest] finds the absurd (and shares in the discovery with his cast) but always sees some human, tender truth behind the laugh lines. As a result, For Your Consideration is certainly worth your consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 22, 2006
Much of the funniest material is mined from the attendant media hoopla drummed up by the vacuous hosts of an "Entertainment Tonight"-style show hosted by predictably hilarious Fred Willard and Jane Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
November 22, 2006
The real joy lies in watching some of the funniest actors on the planet nail their characters with penetrating wit and pitiless insight.
| Original Score: B+
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
November 22, 2006
Inside the awfully good comedy For Your Consideration is a purely awful drama, dying to break out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
November 20, 2006
You have to admire the economy of Guest's work, his ability to work on a small scale and his deadpan skill at keeping his actors on the emotional reservation -- calmly facing down emotional chaos.
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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.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 17, 2006
... a winningly successful movie about abject failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 17, 2006
Much of For Your Consideration feels shrill and off-base, like it's working too hard and reaching too far.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 17, 2006
... a quiet but often giggly pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 17, 2006
For Your Consideration becomes more effective as it gets more cutting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
November 17, 2006
You would expect heady fun from Guest and company as they parody themselves, but the movie is considerably weaker than past efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 17, 2006
... Christopher Guest's aim in For Your Consideration is hilariously accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 17, 2006
The target is way too easy and the tone far too smug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 17, 2006
Despite the dead fish floating in this latest barrel, the potshots in For Your Consideration do add up to a knowing jeremiad against the maddening phenomenon of awards-season hype.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
November 17, 2006
For Your Consideration is aimed straight at the heart of the Hollywood beast. Unfortunately, Guest's aim isn't what it used to be.
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2006
For Your Consideration is the first of Guest's films to be filmed as a narrative rather than a mock-documentary, but somehow it still feels a little played out and in need of a rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 16, 2006
Hollywood is rife for satire, but it's been done before.
Full Review | 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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 16, 2006
For Your Consideration will not go down as one of Guest's crown jewels, but it's nevertheless engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 16, 2006
For Your Consideration is by far the broadest comedy Christoper Guest and company have made. Despite its merriment, it is also the flimsiest.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
November 16, 2006
For Your Consideration rests on the flimsiest of jests.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 16, 2006
Considering the talent involved, For Your Consideration is a letdown.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
November 16, 2006
This is the first of Guest's movies that has felt calculated to me, like it was made not because he had a great idea for a new picture but because he's become a brand name.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 16, 2006
[The film] may contain as many riffs on ego, self-deception and corporate greed as Guest's directorial debut, but it also possesses something rarely seen from the director: a shocking degree of unforgiving misanthropy.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 16, 2006
Marilyn may not rate an Oscar nomination, but O'Hara certainly does.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 16, 2006
Enough happens in show business margins of the Hollywood milieu depicted in For Your Consideration, in which Coolidge shows up as a bubbleheaded producer, to make up for a somewhat soft center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Pais
Chicago Tribune
November 16, 2006
Much of the movie just counts on its audience saying, 'I don't know what kugel is, but that sure is a funny word.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 15, 2006
Truly, the level of tender, ruthless, inspired, lethally accurate study that has gone into the follicular expression of each and every character in Christopher Guest's latest hilarious cultural corrective is something inspiring to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 15, 2006
The theory of comedy that applies here is that even the most talented people in the world cannot turn back the clock on an outdated concept.
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David Germain
Associated Press
November 14, 2006
The gags may be hit and miss in For Your Consideration, but the performances often are comic gems. This gang has worked together so often that they blend together effortlessly.
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
November 14, 2006
Hoopla in Hollywood isn't the real subject here, merely the pretext for another oddball ode to lovable losers.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 13, 2006
Guest and Levy stick it good to the dark heart of showbiz, daring to suggest that the Oscar fever on which Hollywood thrives is a sickness of the soul.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 13, 2006
Jane Lynch does a stance, a television hostess stance that's so perfect, without saying a word, that's funnier than almost anything I've seen in most mainstream comedies this year.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 13, 2006
Even more welcome than a new Bond is a new Guest.
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Ben Walters
Time Out
October 30, 2006
Although it scores some easy laughs, Guest's latest is a disappointment.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
September 20, 2006
Crisply made and highly entertaining.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2006
Guest's track record is hilariously intact with this buzz-worthy send-up of awards-season histrionics.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 12, 2006
[It] works chiefly because they continue to simultaneously embrace and condemn the cruel superficiality of their self-absorbed losers.