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The TV Set Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 10, 2008 intriguing, occasionally horrifying look at the behind-the-scenes shenanigans within the network-television world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 23, 2008
Sad, slow and rather boring story about how writers get dumped on and smart television shows get dumbed down.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 6, 2008
David Duchovny owns this movie
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 6, 2007
The best thing that one can say about this film, is that it's probably too good for TV.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 22, 2007
It's interesting and funny and agonizing and illuminating to know what happens before you get that first annoying animated promo for a new show. For fans of: Undeclared, Studio 60.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Sharky, cynical look at TV world needs more bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
October 3, 2007
What rescues The TV Set is the character work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2007
Not a backstage film for the ages, but it manages to be a bit more useful than the vast bulk of its stablemates.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Dana Stevens
August 18, 2007
The TV Set is a little wonder of a movie, as smart and sad and true as any comedy I've seen this year.
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 13, 2007
Honestly, isn't it a little late to be bemoaning sleazy reality TV?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 13, 2007
Is it a travesty? A farce? Utterly preposterous? Exactly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 31, 2007
This very inside but modestly amusing show-business satire doesn't seem too far-fetched or exaggerated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 25, 2007
"The TV Set" feels a little underdone and half-realized, as if it were the pilot episode for a show that never got picked up for the fall season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 17, 2007
A weak satire of network television programming, telling you nothing you don't already know and doing so without providing much more than the occsasional mild chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 10, 2007
The appalling sausage factory that produces what we see on network TV is nicely skewered in The TV Set, an engaging if not exactly edgy comedy that exists to restate the obvious.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 10, 2007
A facile but likable send-up of how things (don't) work in Hollywood.
| Original Score: B-
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
May 10, 2007
David Duchovny, Justine Bateman, Ioan Gruffudd and Sigourney Weaver star in this biting look at the creatively draining world of TV sitcom production.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 5, 2007
This satire settles for simply restating the obvious.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 4, 2007
Kasdan goes too far over the top on occasion. But he mostly straddles the line between reality and absurdity. But in network TV, reality is absurdity.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike Russell
May 4, 2007
Savage little morality tale.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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