Horrible Bosses

2011

Horrible Bosses

Critics Consensus

It's nasty, uneven, and far from original, but thanks to a smartly assembled cast that makes the most of a solid premise, Horrible Bosses works.

69%

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Total Count: 220

70%

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User Ratings: 106,554
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For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers... permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Cast

Jason Bateman
as Nick Hendricks
Kevin Spacey
as Dave Harken
Jennifer Aniston
as Dr. Julia Harris
Jason Sudeikis
as Kurt Buckman
Charlie Day
as Dale Arbus
Jamie Foxx
as Dean 'MF' Jones
Colin Farrell
as Bobby Pellit
Donald Sutherland
as Jack Pellit
Julie Bowen
as Rhonda Harken
Isaiah Mustafa
as Officer Wilkens
P.J. Byrne
as Kenny Sommerfeldeld
Wendell Pierce
as Suspicious Cop
Ron White
as Suspicious Cop
Ioan Gruffudd
as Wetwork Man
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Critic Reviews for Horrible Bosses

All Critics (220) | Top Critics (49)

  • Fun, throwaway, unofficial remake of the classic 1980 workplace comedy Nine to Five.

    Sep 14, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • he trio's hysteria mounts in a manner conspicuously designed to conjure up comparisons with the panic experienced by the boys in The Hangover.

    Aug 31, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • It's tempting to label Horrible Bosses a post-Hangover comedy. For all I know it may have been in the works before that box-office smash saw the light of day, but it emits the same vibe, even if it doesn't go to the same extremes...

    Jul 22, 2011 | Rating: 2.1/2
  • It's not very tightly plotted or precisely scripted but the three leads have lots of obvious camaraderie and energy together - confirmed in a bloopers reel after the end credits - which help to keep the film moving along.

    Jul 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Yet another unoriginal and out-of-touch Hollywood comedy prizing its R cert status over substance.

    Jul 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Gordon knows what works and what doesn't, pushing the leads' chummy chemistry to the fore while allowing the schematic and, frankly, highly unlikely murder plot to sink into the background.

    Jul 19, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Horrible Bosses

  • Aug 06, 2017
    no office space but the whole cast were adequately funny. top prize goes to kevin spacey for his interpretation of the sociopath.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2015
    It was actually funny and it would always be worth it to see a great actor like Kevin Spacey in a typical comedy flick. It was good, but the premise was better than the end-product.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2013
    It's a relatively watchable comedy. Aniston and Day are reliably funny, and there are some laugh-out-loud moments. Nonetheless, as expected with modern comedies, the script and storyline are mediocre. It's still entertaining. Just average. Not horrible. Not brilliant. It's a harmless way to spend an hour and a half.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2013
    The amount of crude humor and vulgarity goes well to make this a pretty well-developed film. The team of Bateman, Day & Sudekis along with the antagonist-trio of Spacey, Aniston & Farrell provide both starpower and charm to this outrageous comedy. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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