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Office Christmas Party Reviews

December 9, 2016
Even a third act demolition derby tribute to The Blues Brothers can't revitalize this stiff.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 9, 2016
The rager's excesses are wholly predictable: cocaine, a lot of white people jumping up and down to DJ Kool, gay-panicky visuals with eggnog.
December 9, 2016
Yet another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of logic often leads to a decline in sustained laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 9, 2016
The supporting characters are the people who are funny. They're the people we care about. And every time the movie cuts from their mad antics ... the whole film starts to deflate a little, like a Mylar balloon from the discount party store.
December 9, 2016
A joyless, laughless - that's right, not even one laugh - affair that proves how indulgent and (worse) boring ensemble comedies such as this become when the ensemble has next to no natural chemistry and even less of a script to riff off of.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 9, 2016
Like most office Christmas parties, you should skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 8, 2016
Have you ever worked for a company that failed miserably, despite all the wonderful and talented people working there? Office Christmas Party is the holiday comedy movie version of such a business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2016
This yuletide comedy is more like a Secret Santa gift you don't want.
December 8, 2016
Office Christmas Party, cobbled together by six writers, doesn't have the confidence to build its story through the interplay of its employees, and it soon tires of office politics.
December 8, 2016
You know those office Christmas parties where everyone tries to look like they're having a good time, but they're really not? Well, it's playing at a theatre near you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 8, 2016
Talk about holiday buzzkill. This pooped party brings you down from all the jokes that don't land and the flop sweat pouring off good actors whose forced cheer is exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
December 8, 2016
The actors are reduced to independent contractors, brought in to patch up subplots that don't add up to a cohesive whole. You admire their individual talent while the movie around them sags and lurches.
December 8, 2016
Sometimes the movie, directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is too obviously just a framework for its stars to deploy goofy schtick, but the overall package is naughty, inappropriate fun.
December 8, 2016
A tiny bit of invention and a few good laughs emerge. Which is what you'd hope from a cast featuring some of the funniest actors around, among them Kate McKinnon, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Rob Corddry, T.J. Miller and Jillian Bell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2016
The delightfully debauched holiday desecration we need this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2016
Co-directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck team with any number of amusing performers here, wasting all but a couple in anachronistic roles where we've seen them often before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2016
As with so many parties, if you manage your expectations, you might have a pretty good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2016
They're supposed to be living out a night destined to be the stuff of company legend, but audiences will be hard pressed to retain much.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2016
"Office Christmas Party" is an invitation to the kind of mind-and-conscience-erasing escapism that doesn't really exist outside of movie theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2016
This party is a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2016
It's barely a movie at all, more just a bunch of strung-together set pieces about a wild party that features a group of really funny people operating below their station.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 8, 2016
In a film that sporadically attempts to progressively satirize PC workplace culture, the sour smell of misogyny pervades the mulled-wine aroma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
December 8, 2016
This is a "bawdy" big-screen comedy any nervous HR representative could rubber stamp. In its own R-rated way, it's safe for work.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 7, 2016
"Office Christmas Party" is one of those movies that rounds up a terrific cast and then leaves them stranded with nothing to do - like, well, maybe some people at your office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 7, 2016
Office isn't nearly as nihilistic as its veneer; beneath all the criminal mischief and baby-Jesus jokes there's still heart of gold, or at least a big ball of tinsel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2016
It benefits from an excellent cast, who seem to be all in. And whenever there's a stretch of extended mediocrity, it's almost always saved by an unexpected moment of politically incorrect inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 7, 2016
For a movie that was advertised as the wildest bash of the year, "Office Christmas Party" has a few too many plotlines and not enough actual debauchery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 7, 2016
The movie wants to channel the anarchic spirit of National Lampoon productions and movies like "Bachelor Party," where a donkey dies in the elevator, and it succeeds to a degree.
December 7, 2016
A busy but witless and stale comedy that rehashes every raunchy gag we expect from R-rated comedies, it also wears its hackneyed sentimentality and cookie-cutter underdog story beats as proudly as adhesive nametags.
December 7, 2016
With all the sharp comic timing on hand, this party should feel lighter, swifter, more agile.
December 7, 2016
This is a studio comedy on auto-pilot, a movie that lets its title do the vast majority of the heavy lifting.
Full Review | Original Score: D+