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In Good Company Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 3, 2005
Not only the best American picture of 2004, but also the most grown-up movie to come from Hollywood in recent years.
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 14, 2005
A bland, occasionally phlegmatic pastiche of cliches and dull encounters.
January 14, 2005
Ultimately, this workplace fairy tale creates its own cheer. When its time is up, you'll feel like you've been in good company.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 14, 2005
If the rest of the movie were as good as Scarlett, we might give a damn.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
A richly satisfying and darkly funny movie about, of all places, a workplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2005
Feels like a movie written by and for marketing types -- Quaid and Marg Helgenberger (as his wife) to appeal to baby boomers, and Grace and Johansson for Generation Y. That's a business strategy, not a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2005
A rare species: a feel-good movie about big business. It's about a corporate culture that tries to be evil and fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2005
It's more fun than Sideways and just as adult, but because it hews closer to genre formula (and therefore is somewhat more obvious), you'll find it on few if any Top 10 lists.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 14, 2005
It is clever and thoughtful and has the added benefit of being about people you may recognize as fellow wage earners, for better or worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2005
Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson all turn in fine performances. But they all seem to tread water, waiting for the next big wave that doesn't come.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 14, 2005
Makes the word mainstream seem a little less pejorative. It's a broadly appealing comedy that's neither stupid nor vulgar and, as such, deserving of praise.
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 14, 2005
It is at once funny, awkward and true, which puts it in rare company, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2005
As corporate comedy-dramas go, Company is cheerful and easy to watch but surprisingly inept in the telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2005
January 13, 2005
Before it hits the rails in a third act that has the odor of a test-marketing compromise, Weitz's film moves at an engaging gallop.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2005
The movie's most poignant moments remind you that for every rising star in the corporate world, there's a dutiful old-timer who is suddenly, and sometimes unfairly, deemed expendable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2005
You can't help liking it, no matter how much or little you laugh.
January 13, 2005
Quaid provides the film with a solid foundation by ably playing yet another strong-willed father figure.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 13, 2005
Heralds the official arrival of Topher Grace as a star in the making. The guy from TV's That '70s Show has the loose, lanky frame and unforced charm to go places in the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 13, 2005
It manages to be funny and charming while capturing a lot of disturbing things about the way we live now: our deepest fears about our place in a system that could force us to clean out our desks (if we even have desks) at the drop of a stock point.
January 13, 2005
The point of [Weitz's] story isn't to deliver a tidy resolution, but to let us get to know two characters a little and like them a lot.
January 13, 2005
Despite a static plot where little happens, In Good Company has two strengths to recommend it: strong character interaction and a viciously accurate depiction of the modern corporate philosophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2005
Taps into male-specific wants and needs and says a mouthful about the corporate world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 13, 2005
Harmless and complacent, yes. Discerning and risky, no.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 12, 2005
The denouement of the movie is as preposterously happy as a children's fairy tale. But the moral is ageless.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 6, 2005
Fresh comic thinking spices up this smart cookie of a satire.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 31, 2004
There are two movies vying for top management position of In Good Company, and the wrong one gets the promotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2004
It's Rain Man with ageism substituted for autism.
December 29, 2004
This one's not brilliant, but it has some of [About a Boy's] easygoing charms.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2004
In Good Company is the perfect comedy for this topsy-turvy age of bottom-lining and pup-eat-dog.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 29, 2004
There is enjoyment to be found in the disparate elements, but as far as meaningful cinema goes, the flick falls short of its objectives.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 29, 2004
Paul Weitz's engagingly lightweight drama is a gently revisionist fairy tale about good versus evil set on the battlefield of contemporary corporate culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 29, 2004
Consistently funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2004
An amusing and unusually compassionate look at today's corporate culture.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2004
In Good Company does have a lot of balls in the air, but thanks to smart acting and expert writing and directing, it handles them pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 29, 2004
In Good Company doesn't rise to [Billy] Wilder's level, but it's definitely in the same league.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2004
In somewhat bad faith, In Good Company abandons its satire of corporate culture to focus on male bonding.
December 27, 2004
The picture has a pleasurable, good-natured glow. You can diagram its various problems as you're watching it and still walk away feeling you've had a good time.
December 10, 2004
Weitz provides juicy roles for Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson and manages to edge into areas in our society mostly unexplored in mainstream American films.
December 10, 2004
An often lively comedy-drama that lands some nice jabs at the mega-corp ethos, In Good Company makes for pretty good company until going soft when it counts.