Fired! Reviews

Page 1 of 2
October 14, 2007
Narcisisstic, un-empathetic, but stumbles into genuine entertainment at times despite that.
September 19, 2007 best when Gurwitch is chatting with fellow celebrities...
July 14, 2007
A mish-mash of insincere journalism and too-random anecdoting.
June 14, 2007
luckily for Gurwitch you can't get fired from a direct-to-DVD release.
June 5, 2007
Brings to mind Michael Moore, except not nearly as serious, rigorous, angry or focused.
May 4, 2007
It's a shame Allen fired her from that play. After all, then she might not have had the time to make this documentary.
March 23, 2007
As for her anticorporate muckraking, I can say only that I have watched Michael Moore and I have met Michael Moore, and Gurwitch is no Michael Moore.
March 15, 2007
Serious portions, in which Gurwitch appears far too often to be mugging and cracking wise, are intercut with dumb sketches.
February 10, 2007
A sharper documentarian might've tried harder to bridge the gap between the problems of the legitimate American work force and the struggles of relatively well-off celebrities, but Gurwitch, while charming, isn't exactly brimming with insight.
February 9, 2007
The video is heavy on actors and other showbiz types, and the self-centered Gurwitch doesn't distinguish between a factory worker laid off after decades on the job and an actor getting rejected during tryouts.
February 8, 2007
At the very least, it's gainful, worthwhile employment for its likable star.
February 7, 2007
The film never really takes off.
February 7, 2007
Ignore the earnest bits here and zero in on what Fired! does best -- treating trauma with a light-bright touch.
February 7, 2007
Fired! won't offer much by way of revelation to anyone who has entered (and involuntarily exited) the workforce over the past 20 years, but the account it provides is both comforting for its all-inclusiveness and troubling for its implications.
February 5, 2007
The documentary Fired! contains slivers of shtick that play more as diverting filler than prime comedy material.
February 3, 2007
I was truly shocked when I looked at my watch and what seemed to be an hour and a half was only forty minutes.
February 2, 2007
Just when the film seems to be getting bogged down in 'before I made it big' anecdotes, Gurwitch wisely broadens her focus, interviewing ordinary victims of corporate 'right-sizing.'
February 2, 2007
The film is funny for the first 10 minutes -- maybe 15 -- but it soon grows tiresome and repetitive.
February 2, 2007
The filmrambles a bit in places and its structure is veryloose and unformed leaving Fired! assomething of a misfire.
February 1, 2007
Annabelle Gurwitch was fired from a play by Woody Allen and has been making something of a cottage industry out of the experience ever since. Having written a book about being fired, she has now made a documentary as well, and it's something of a mess.
Page 1 of 2