Thank You for Smoking Reviews

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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.
June 24, 2006
June 24, 2006
The result is the hippest comedy of the year.
June 24, 2006
Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a candy cigarette.
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.
June 24, 2006
Structural scrappiness aside, it remains a laudably amoral and superbly caustic comedy for those who like their satire strong and unfiltered.
June 24, 2006
Perhaps the film's greatest success is in its ability to have us fall so madly in love with such a morally reprehensible lead character.
June 17, 2006
Enjoyable satire with a sharp script and strong performances, though it's not quite focussed enough to really stick the knife in.
June 5, 2006
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING is really better as an essay on the gentle art of spin and of argument than it is as a story.
May 23, 2006
As a clear-eyed dissection of the dirty business of public relations, where "if you argue correctly, you're never wrong", it is pretty much peerless.
May 15, 2006
...a very funny, neatly executed comedy that for once doesn't assume that every American is a blithering moron who thinks there's nothing so delightful as pratfalls and flatulence.
May 12, 2006
...A rare example of filmed satire--sharp, stinging and delicious
May 12, 2006
Even the good lines here last a self-congratulatory beat too long.
May 6, 2006
Superb acting and a willingness to be completely politically incorrect make the film work brilliantly.
May 5, 2006
There's so much to admire about Thank You for Smoking, you savor it for the rare satire that it is.
May 5, 2006
It makes no apologies and takes no prisoners; this is a film, after all, in which the hero is the chief lobbyist for Big Tobacco.
May 3, 2006
It's not quite as dark a satire as "Lord of War," and its protagonist's jolly attitude, resembling (frighteningly) a more rational sort of Timothy Treadwell, does distract one... But... the movie is never in danger of being crushed by it's own weight.
April 29, 2006
Refreshingly irreverent and briskly comic.
April 25, 2006
Go see it - reward the studios for doing it right.
April 23, 2006
The M.O.D. Squad's honesty seems refreshing, and in this is also provides sharp contrast with film's other fall guys (and they are legion).
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