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The TV Set Reviews

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January 7, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
January 6, 2008
David Duchovny owns this movie
| Original Score: 3/4
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
David Cornelius
October 3, 2007
What rescues The TV Set is the character work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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-
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 4, 2007
While some of the gags may be a little too inside baseball, anyone who has seen Broadcast News or reads the occasional issue of 'Entertainment Weekly' will have no problem understanding and enjoying Kasdan's chomp on the hand that once fed him.
| Original Score: 3/4
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
May 4, 2007
Yes, it's funny because it's true. But it's also sad for just the same reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 28, 2007
Darkly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
April 27, 2007
Writer-director Jake Kasdan has been through his share of meetings with production executives eager to share their ideas on improving his ideas, and in The TV Set, we see that dynamic play out from beginning to corrosive end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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