Fired! Reviews

September 19, 2007
...works best when Gurwitch is chatting with fellow celebrities...
June 5, 2007
Brings to mind Michael Moore, except not nearly as serious, rigorous, angry or focused.
February 8, 2007
At the very least, it's gainful, worthwhile employment for its likable star.
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 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 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.
January 30, 2007
The result is generous-spirited, often funny and occasionally striking.
January 30, 2007
The film version makes a sincere if scattershot effort to exorcise its subjects' feelings of hurt and embarrassment through the healing power of comedy.
January 30, 2007
A free-wheeling, first-person docu that recalls early efforts of Michael Moore.
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.
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.