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As an examination of a floundering American economy The Company Men is shallow and one-sided but pretending to be otherwise; as a character study of the individuals caught in the economies effects it is engrossing.
Wells' messages on the dehumanizing effect of corporate greed seem more like prosthelytizing than storytelling. Are the points he's making important? Sure, but this movie isn't going to say anything to anyone not already in the choir.
If you're looking for a film that puts a face to some of the least sympathetic victims of the financial crisis The Company Men will happily take your $10. For the rest of us, there's always whatever's on cable. That is, if it hasn't been disconnected.
Fulfills every stereotype about Hollywood movies; A smarmy, condescending, moral lecture from rich guys with no clue about real poverty. Do I begrudge the characters their financial success? No. But I'm certainly not going to feel bad when it falls apart.
Rather than showing us an empathetic portrait of what it's like to live through such a hard time in America, Company Men shows us a series of rich, white men suffering through problems of their own creation.
"The Company Men" is a somber, glossy, and sound-bite-heavy drama made watchable by its ensemble performances. The story is a letdown, but the actors--including an especially sassy Maria Bello--are enjoyable to watch.