Thank You for Smoking - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Thank You for Smoking Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Curiously, the film's key drawback --its impassive resolution feels a little too slick -- is arguably indicative of the theme: no matter how much we may think we're peeling back the layers, all we arrive at is another façade.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 19, 2009
Thank You For Smoking gets much of its juice from a superb Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
The joke fizzles
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Thank You For Smoking is an elegant satire, sneaky and subtle...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 10, 2007
played so amiably that you barely notice how prickly its barbs are until they have dug right in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 17, 2007
Leave your preconceptions at the door, prepare for your favourite causes to be skewered, and enjoy. This is one fun movie.
| Original Score: 81/100
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
Reveling in politically incorrect humor, Reitman takes no prisoners in his debut feature that tackles everything from political hypocrisy to baby seals.
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
The rare film that stays within itself, mocking its obvious targets with the cool insouciance of mentholated tobacco.
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
January 28, 2007
... a real-life comedic drama that doesn't preach so much as it encourages you to think for yourself lest you be bamboozled like the rest of the flock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
Thank You for Smoking scarcely seems able to recognize a character trait, let alone develop it.
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
The film clearly - and repeatedly - hammers home the point that in our culture, any viewpoint can be defended with the right tactics, regardless of truth or ethics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 26, 2006
Una sátira inteligente, oportuna, ambigua y bien actuada, pero mucho menos graciosa y menos polémica de lo que prometía.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 7, 2006
The picture is obviously a satire, but it has no sharpness, no sense of daring.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 16, 2006
An acerbically funny satire, Thank You For Smoking offers no filters as it mercilessly puffs out moral controversy and political incorrectness. It's fast, witty and sharp, as the film lobbies for personal choice, hitting bulls-eyes in the underbellies of
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 14, 2006
The film shows its heart while shrewdly exposing the art of half-truth spinning and deflection.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 20, 2006
This film about cigarettes is addictive as the substance and much more fun. It's hard to believe that you could have compassion for someone who shills for Big Tobacco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 24, 2006
The result is the hippest comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Kermode
Guardian
June 24, 2006
There's enough bite in the dialogue and performances to provoke a hacking cough of approval, and the laugh-out-loud moments are many, not least in scenes featuring Rob Lowe's unctuous Hollywood agent.
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a candy cigarette.
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