Horrible Bosses Reviews

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September 14, 2011
Fun, throwaway, unofficial remake of the classic 1980 workplace comedy Nine to Five.
August 31, 2011
he trio's hysteria mounts in a manner conspicuously designed to conjure up comparisons with the panic experienced by the boys in The Hangover.
July 22, 2011
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...
July 22, 2011
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.
July 21, 2011
Yet another unoriginal and out-of-touch Hollywood comedy prizing its R cert status over substance.
July 19, 2011
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.
July 18, 2011
The movie's main thrust is lowball wish fulfillment, which comes too cheaply.
July 10, 2011
A lot of low-stakes humor, occasionally brought off by a mostly ingratiating cast.
July 10, 2011
For something like Horrible Bosses to sparkle, the actors have to shine... and shine they do.
July 8, 2011
The coarseness wouldn't be so bad if at least the steady stream of obscenities were funny. But there is, after all, an art to talking dirty.
July 8, 2011
Horrible Bosses offers a reminder that adherence to formula may not be among the signal virtues of comedy, but--provided the jokes are funny--it's no great vice either.
July 8, 2011
As they say, the best laid plans go oft awry. So what transpires in a comedy about the worst-laid schemes? These guys don't seem built for premeditated murder but are perfectly capable of mayhem.
July 8, 2011
Still, Day's scene involving a mountain of cocaine is hyperspeed-hilarious, Farrell's unhinged, irrational fuming is marvelously cretinous, and Aniston's fully committed sex-addict sexpot act is wickedly absurd.
July 8, 2011
Horrible Bosses takes a dark premise -- three buddies band together to off their bosses -- and rings it for a solid, steady stream of laughs.
July 8, 2011
The screenplay is a hit and miss; but there are some laughs.
July 8, 2011
What's right about Horrible Bosses is less easy to identify, but it comes down to something like esprit de corps.
July 8, 2011
The smartest thing about "Horrible Bosses" is that it both refuses to just clock in and waste time - and, at the same time, works extra hard to hold our attention.
July 8, 2011
Bits that could have courted actual darkness la Very Bad Things-violence, venality, vindictive sex-simply register as dank shock-jock gags done with little courage, and even less conviction.
July 8, 2011
There's an underlying, nearly universal relatability to "Horrible Bosses" that can't be denied and that screenwriters Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein use to great advantage.
July 8, 2011
It's over-the-top stuff, to be sure. But Bosses never crosses that line into the macabre. Don't call in sick to this shift.
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