Company Man (2001)



Critic Consensus: A flat and misconceived movie with big stars.

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A bumbling high school grammar teacher in the 1960's is recruited by the CIA to help them in a plot to overthrow Cuba's Fidel Castro, inadvertently leading to the events of the Bay of Pigs.
PG-13 (for sexual humor and drug content)
Comedy , Drama
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Sigourney Weaver
as Daisy Quimp
Douglas McGrath
as Allen Quimp
John Turturro
as Crocker Johnson
Steven Banks
as Agent Emmons
Ryan Phillippe
as Rudolph Petrov
Alan Cumming
as Gen. Batista
Denis Leary
as Off. Fry
Woody Allen
as Lowther
Anthony LaPaglia
as Fidel Castro
Octavio Gomez
as Cuban Worker
Meredith Patterson
as Marilyn Monroe
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Critic Reviews for Company Man

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (23)

McGrath can't decide if he wants the movie to be a satire or a broad farce.

April 26, 2001
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Given the disastrous state of the final product, it's hard not to wonder if it was worth all the blood, sweat and celluloid.

April 12, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

This movie looks and feels so retro, so unrelentingly unironic, that the very guilelessness of it makes you want to giggle.

March 23, 2001
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The rapid-fire gags are relentlessly cute and announce themselves with all the subtlety of a pounding headache.

March 16, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Second-rate fare.

Full Review… | March 9, 2001
USA Today
Top Critic

Company Man is to filmmaking what Molotov cocktails are to social gatherings.

March 9, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Company Man

** (out of four) There was some potential here, but is, unfortunately squandered on silly gags and an unfunny script. Set against the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Douglas McGrath stars as a teacher whose wife (Sigourney Weaver) wants him to get a better social position. He ends up helping a Russian Ballet dancer (Ryan Phillippe) to defect to the U.S. setting off an international incident.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

In this spoof about the "true story" behind the Bay of Pigs, Funny (in a theatrical stage type story), critical of U.S. government and foreign policy in a silly, yet, poignant way. Great comedy to watch in these times of war and delusional political decisions. I enjoyed this movie, but felt I would have laughed more if it were better cast.

Wizard Wizard
Wizard Wizard

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