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April 14, 2007
The conclusion of Kasdan's snarky, low-budget glimpse behind the small screen is appropriately cynical. It's hard to be shocking or revelatory on this subject, yet it's made crystal clear we're amusing ourselves to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 13, 2007
Call me crazy, but there's a lot more going on in The TV Set than first meets the eye. You'll have major fun at this movie. But what makes it something special is the way [director] Kasdan laces the laughs with a sting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2007
The TV Set isn't in the same league with Network or The Player, but it's very good, and its cast is accomplished.
April 12, 2007
Still, for what it's worth there are more than a few delights to be found here, not the least of which is the cacklingly delicious exuberance and impersonal venom of Weaver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2007
The TV Set skewers the television industry in a manner that occasionally feels familiar and at other times is humorously incisive.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2007
The jokes are things people shooting a pilot might actually say; the telling episodes of vanity or stupidity are entirely believable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2007
... wickedly funny ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2007
... the movie deserves attention because of its sunlit graces, droll subtleties, terrific performances and soft-boiled rue.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2007
The satire is unrelenting but not too broad; it stays close to common observation.
April 8, 2007
This doesn't rise to the level of awful. Like priests condemned to Dante's Inferno, there is a lower rating for movies this bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
April 7, 2007
The TV Set, written and directed by longtime tube toiler Jake Kasdan, gets it both right and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2007
... a well-acted and generally funny comedy that doesn't bog down in emotion even when it bogs down in its own plot.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 7, 2007
Airlessly insidery and only sporadically funny ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
April 6, 2007
An inside Hollywood comedy for people over whose head 30 Rock goes. Those people won't even understand that grammatical construction.
April 6, 2007
It gets high ratings for razor sharp writing and direction as well as a wonderful ensemble cast delivering terrific performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 6, 2007
David Duchovny as the writer delivers a turn so listless and bland, you want to goose him with a cattle prod.
April 6, 2007
Much like the television pilot it revolves around, the pale satire The TV Set doesn't quite know what it wants to be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2007
[Except for Sigourney Weaver] everyone else looks so damn solemn, it's as if neither they nor their director understood this was meant to be a parody.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 5, 2007
if Kasdan's point was to use the film as metaphor, its attitude towards the audience is spiteful at best
| Original Score: 2.5/5
April 5, 2007
Kasdan has the narrative vision (and the b*lls) to let most of the fun derive from what isn't there rather than what is.
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