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Fired! Reviews

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February 2, 2007
The filmrambles a bit in places and its structure is veryloose and unformed leaving Fired! assomething of a misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 14, 2007
A mish-mash of insincere journalism and too-random anecdoting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
June 14, 2007
luckily for Gurwitch you can't get fired from a direct-to-DVD release.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 30, 2007
While 'maybe it's for the best' proved happily prophetic for her actor pals, those words of comfort sound more like a clueless bromide when you consider the 30,000 people laid off in Lansing after the film wrapped.
February 5, 2007
The documentary Fired! contains slivers of shtick that play more as diverting filler than prime comedy material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2007
Narcisisstic, un-empathetic, but stumbles into genuine entertainment at times despite that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 2, 2007
The film is funny for the first 10 minutes -- maybe 15 -- but it soon grows tiresome and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2007
The film never really takes off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 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.
Read More | Original Score: D+
March 15, 2007
Serious portions, in which Gurwitch appears far too often to be mugging and cracking wise, are intercut with dumb sketches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 21, 2007
The basic message here is that everybody gets fired at some time during their careers, and that being able to laugh at yourself might be the best medicine to deal with that trauma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2007
Gurwitch examines what it is about being sacked that gnaws so angrily at the American mentality and how a country that once held the promise of lifelong employment now offers perpetual insecurity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2007
...works best when Gurwitch is chatting with fellow celebrities...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2007
Documentarians Chris Bradley and Kyle Labrache keep things moving at a nice pace while indulging Gurwitch's possibly too frequent attempts to tie the expanding film in to the event that inspired it.
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