Thank You for Smoking Reviews

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October 7, 2006
The picture is obviously a satire, but it has no sharpness, no sense of daring.
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
Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a candy cigarette.
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 12, 2006
Even the good lines here last a self-congratulatory beat too long.
April 7, 2006
Deliciously nasty, naughty satire.
March 31, 2006
Reitman, still in his 20s, knows something that many more seasoned directors never figure out: how to make audiences laugh along with a film that's laughing at itself.
March 31, 2006
Literate and smirky in its assault on liars and fools across the map.
March 31, 2006
In the end, Nick and the world in which he traffics ends up a comic interpretation of a serious situation, and while the amoral ambiguity of the entire film is intriguing for a while, in the end you realize this patient has no pulse.
March 31, 2006
To Reitman's credit, the director does not allow Thank You for Smoking to take the turn we would expect.
March 31, 2006
Enjoyable not only because it shows the duplicity of spinning but because it allows its characters to revel in the joy they experience as contemporary con artists.
March 31, 2006
The book had a fearlessness that the movie version so lacks.
March 31, 2006
A fun, smart film. But you can't help but wish Thank You would bare its fangs a little more.
March 30, 2006
A smart-aleck satire with something on its mind is always welcome.
March 28, 2006
Eckhart, in a sure-handed performance, holds the picture together.
March 25, 2006
The story of Thank You for Smoking resides in that libertarian netherworld where the far left and the far right march shoulder to shoulder.
March 24, 2006
It's a movie that isn't afraid to inhale, and to do so deeply.
March 24, 2006
Thank You for Smoking is a glib satire with a slick surface, lots of snappy patter and nothing to sell but its own cleverness.
March 24, 2006
[Jason] Reitman makes an amazingly confident feature debut. Thank You for Smoking is funny stuff.
March 24, 2006
We know that cigarettes are dangerous for our health. The surprise is that, with a movie supposedly about freedom of thought, too much thinking can be dangerous for our superficial enjoyment.
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