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Employee of the Month Reviews

December 30, 2006
Amy is little more than a pretty face, undermining the film's female appeal and leading one to wonder if Dukes of Hazzard eye candy Simpson is becoming a trifle typecast.
December 19, 2006
There's a great Office Space-style satire to be made about big-box stores screwing their working-poor employees, but Hollywood studios covet DVD rack space at those same stores.
November 24, 2006
There are people who think Cook is funny, but you won't find any evidence of that here.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 11, 2006
There's a crumb of an idea to setting a movie at a mega-mart that makes the Office Space cubicles look like executive suites, but the results in Employee of the Month are toothless.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 6, 2006
Rarely has an actress exuded such blank nothingness as Simpson, a one-woman vapid delivery system who sucks the energy and joy out of every scene she's in, like some freakishly well-endowed black hole.
October 6, 2006
The aggrieved employee movie genre is one of the more puzzling fads of late, since it showcases every vile prejudice and low standard imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 6, 2006
Employee of the Month, which finds its comedic apex in watching cashiers scanning purchases, is disposable filmmaking, with its shelf life already up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 6, 2006
This will never be the movie of the month, but you could do a lot worse at the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2006
Employee of the Month is a stupid comedy. But it's not witless.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2006
Attention, comedy shoppers: The marked-down movie Employee of the Month has more laughs than most of the name-brand products.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2006
Just like a real job, Greg Coolidge's workplace comedy Employee of the Month offers long, slow stretches lightened by a few laughs and some oddball characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2006
We never love Zack or hate Vince enough to care about the outcome, and Amy is one-dimensional enough that a blow-up doll could've taken Simpson's place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2006
Lest anyone mistake this for a Marxist tract, there are additional riffs on Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, fat people and the developmentally disabled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 6, 2006
it's simply too depressing that people sat in a boardroom, read this script and said, 'We're ready to go!'
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
October 6, 2006
For a movie about taking pride in your work, Employee of the Month is on a comedy coffee break.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 6, 2006
At 103 interminable minutes, Employee Of The Month affords far too much time to contemplate the abundant plot holes and inconsistencies.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 6, 2006
[Cook's] enthusiasm for speeding through a bulk-item megastore in a race to please his corporate masters might endear him, anecdotally, to Hollywood producers and executives, but it's sad and never very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 5, 2006
Directed by Greg Coolidge with the flair of a training video, Employee of the Month turns work into a game and love into a sporting event.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 5, 2006
You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 5, 2006
I never thought I would have a kind word to say about Wal-Mart, but it deserves better.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 5, 2006
Mostly the film just rattles annoyingly along like a shopping cart with a jiggly wheel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2006
Employee of the Month had the opportunity to be a great satirical workplace comedy. Instead, it balked at the challenge and relegated itself to the romantic-comedy basement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2006
This may be a just-for-fun comedy, but that shouldn't mean that it must entirely disconnect from the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2006
Employee of the Month is a comedy as vacuous and tacky as the discount big-lot stores it imagines it is spoofing.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 5, 2006
Whatever that 'it' is that comic screen stars have, Cook doesn't have it. The timing isn't there, the sparkle, the Ryan Reynolds sneer. He's just bland.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 5, 2006
Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard and colleagues will not be in the running for Hollywood's employee of the month for their new comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 5, 2006
Before Employee of the Month shoots itself in the foot with an immensely lame finale, the film does cash in with a few comedic bright spots.
Read More | Original Score: C+
September 30, 2006
Pic's midsection, with the increasingly likable Zack threatening to overcome Vince's early lead, is unexpectedly funny and involving.
September 29, 2006
The wry, character-driven humor picks up enough momentum to carry it through to the checkout desk.