Employee of the Month Reviews

  • There's a crumb of an idea to setting a movie at a mega-mart that makes the Office Space cubicles look like executive suites, but the results in Employee of the Month are toothless.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Directed by Greg Coolidge with the flair of a training video, Employee of the Month turns work into a game and love into a sporting event.

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • Reasonably entertaining, though probably better as a DVD rental.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Rarely has an actress exuded such blank nothingness as Simpson, a one-woman vapid delivery system who sucks the energy and joy out of every scene she's in, like some freakishly well-endowed black hole.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • [Cook's] enthusiasm for speeding through a bulk-item megastore in a race to please his corporate masters might endear him, anecdotally, to Hollywood producers and executives, but it's sad and never very funny.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Just like a real job, Greg Coolidge's workplace comedy Employee of the Month offers long, slow stretches lightened by a few laughs and some oddball characters.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Lest anyone mistake this for a Marxist tract, there are additional riffs on Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, fat people and the developmentally disabled.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • There's a great Office Space-style satire to be made about big-box stores screwing their working-poor employees, but Hollywood studios covet DVD rack space at those same stores.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Employee of the Month is a comedy as vacuous and tacky as the discount big-lot stores it imagines it is spoofing.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Mostly the film just rattles annoyingly along like a shopping cart with a jiggly wheel.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Employee of the Month had the opportunity to be a great satirical workplace comedy. Instead, it balked at the challenge and relegated itself to the romantic-comedy basement.

    Annemarie Moody — Arizona Republic

  • Pic's midsection, with the increasingly likable Zack threatening to overcome Vince's early lead, is unexpectedly funny and involving.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • Attention, comedy shoppers: The marked-down movie Employee of the Month has more laughs than most of the name-brand products.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Whatever that 'it' is that comic screen stars have, Cook doesn't have it. The timing isn't there, the sparkle, the Ryan Reynolds sneer. He's just bland.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • The aggrieved employee movie genre is one of the more puzzling fads of late, since it showcases every vile prejudice and low standard imaginable.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • it's simply too depressing that people sat in a boardroom, read this script and said, 'We're ready to go!'

    David Gilmour — Globe and Mail

  • The wry, character-driven humor picks up enough momentum to carry it through to the checkout desk.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

  • Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard and colleagues will not be in the running for Hollywood's employee of the month for their new comedy.

    David Germain — Associated Press

  • There are people who think Cook is funny, but you won't find any evidence of that here.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

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