The TV Set Reviews

Page 1 of 2
January 23, 2008
Sad, slow and rather boring story about how writers get dumped on and smart television shows get dumbed down.
December 6, 2007
The best thing that one can say about this film, is that it's probably too good for TV.
October 22, 2007
Sharky, cynical look at TV world needs more bite.
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.
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.
May 5, 2007
This satire settles for simply restating the obvious.
May 4, 2007
A somewhat cold and calculated film that apparently unconsciously exemplifies that which it intends to criticize.
May 3, 2007
There's a smugness to TV Set that undercuts the humor. The movie is so confident of its artistic superiority to the commercial ventures it parodies that even its most sympathetic characters are not terribly appealing.
May 3, 2007
Director Jake Kasdan's not-so-scathing satire of the slimy underbelly of television program development is neither funny enough nor biting enough to validate its overreaching goals.
April 27, 2007
Bland and compromised, it feels as if it's been fine-tuned and focus-grouped within an inch of its life.
April 27, 2007
Everyone already knew showbiz is ridiculous, but the funniest example Kasdan can come up with is a manager who has never seen Taxi Driver.
April 27, 2007
Various news stories have noted the movie's accuracy, which I don't doubt, but the blanket antipathy makes for a wearying and predictable story.
April 20, 2007
A mostly lightweight endeavor that never builds any genuine emotional traction. And you have to wonder if it's just a little too 'inside' to resonate with a sizable audience.
April 20, 2007
What's missing here is the sense that anything truly vital is at stake -- like, say, our cultural intelligence or the future of mainstream entertainment.
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.
April 7, 2007
Airlessly insidery and only sporadically funny ...
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
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.
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.
Page 1 of 2