“The Ultimate Movie Review!”
“I Heart Charlie!”
“Aniston At Her Best.”
“Horrible Bosses Delivers A Message...Originality Still Exists And Its Delivered In A Sheer Brilliance Of An Execution To A Simple Situation We've All Experience Or Fantasised About. BRAVO”
“This Is The Best Comedy Since It's Complicated...oh And The Hangover (golly I Just Had To Write It)”
“Best Comedy Since The Hangover?”
“A Comedy That Strains So Much Neck Muscle Laughing At This Half-twitted Trio Who Just Wants To Have A Better Workplace To Live In!”
“Thanks To The Great Cast And Outstanding Writing. Horrible Bosses Is A Delightful Comedy That Is Full Of Surprises & Everyone Can Relate To. Its Not Crazy Funny. But It Does What Its Supposed To Make You Laugh Till You Cry And Its Worthy Of Multiple Views”
“For Everyone Who Has Worked For A Evil Psychotic Tool....”
“Horrible Bosses Is Far From Horrible, But It Won't Be Quoted For Years To Come, Either.”
“"It Turns Out That My New Boss... Is A Twisted Old Fuck."”
“Horrible Bosses Displays A Perfect Example To How Comedies Should Be: Over-the-top Fun And Most Importantly, Original.”
“She Was Giving Me A Tour Of The Mouth...I Mean House!”
There are few comedy pleasures better suited to the medium of movies than that of watching supposedly normal people behaving terribly. And if those transgressing characters are played by popular movie stars, so much the better.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
The laughter is mean but also oddly pure: it expels shame and leaves you feeling dizzy, a little embarrassed and also exhilarated, kind of like the cocaine that two of the main characters consume by accident.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
It's over-the-top stuff, to be sure. But Bosses never crosses that line into the macabre. Don't call in sick to this shift.
Scott Bowles - USA Today
There's an underlying, nearly universal relatability to "Horrible Bosses" that can't be denied and that screenwriters Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein use to great advantage.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Another frantic bad-boy comedy, with a good premise rendered depressingly inane by characters whose behavior barely makes sense.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
What passes for comedy here doesn't have a chance against a thesis so scary and sad.
Karina Longworth - Village Voice
Gordon, who made the terrific documentary "The King of Kong," is still a little wobbly when it comes to fiction. Fortunately, his outstanding cast steadies all but the most uneven moments.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
Watching good actors let their hair down can be fun, but watching them let their standards down isn't.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
It's been argued that movie comedies no longer have jokes. I would go one step further. The similarly titled (and similarly sloppy) Bad Teacher and Horrible Bosses barely even have stories.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
As they say, the best laid plans go oft awry. So what transpires in a comedy about the worst-laid schemes? These guys don't seem built for premeditated murder but are perfectly capable of mayhem.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
If you're like me, you won't entirely hate it ... but you may hate yourself in the morning.
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
The movie's main thrust is lowball wish fulfillment, which comes too cheaply.
Richard Brody - New Yorker
"Horrible Bosses" is funny and dirty in about that order.
- Chicago Sun-Times
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Cleverly structured, "Horrible Bosses" works in spite of its cruder, scrotum-centric instincts.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis are pals who decide to knock off their miserable bosses, and their conspiracy leads in all sorts of unexpected directions in this crowd-pleasing, occasionally funny farce.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Here is a curveball for a comedy home-run. But at its best, Horrible Bosses is a blooper.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
If you're bright enough to count your change at the popcorn stand, you're too smart to see "Horrible Bosses."
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Horrible Bosses takes a dark premise -- three buddies band together to off their bosses -- and rings it for a solid, steady stream of laughs.
Adam Graham - Detroit News
Although the premise is far-fetched and the plot at times ridiculous, there's enough comedic firepower in Seth Gordon's film to carry you over the rough patches.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
It's one of those revolting, raunch-fueled movies churned out in their sleep by the Farrelly brothers and Judd Apatow that I usually hate, but with real cleverness, off-center wit and edgy imagination.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
This foul-mouthed effort coasts on its leads' strong three-way chemistry and crack timing.
Justin Chang - Variety
Look at how crazy is the craziness we are doing for you. Isn't it crazy? the movie shouts, and the more it does, the less you'll laugh.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
"Horrible Bosses" is funny enough to give America's embattled working folk an outlet for their frustration, and America's employer classes a bad case of nerves.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
It may not be the summer's funniest comedy (that would be Bridesmaids), but it's safe to say it's the most killer one.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
A jubilant, vulgar, and extremely funny farce.... Day, Sudeikis, and Bateman are a dream team of comic actors.
Eric D. Snider - Film.com
It's tempting to label Horrible Bosses a post-Hangover comedy. For all I know it may have been in the works before that box-office smash saw the light of day, but it emits the same vibe, even if it doesn't go to the same extremes...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
What's right about Horrible Bosses is less easy to identify, but it comes down to something like esprit de corps.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
"Horrible Bosses" has no meaning or purpose whatever, but it does have Colin Farrell with a bad comb-over, Kevin Spacey acting really mean and Jennifer Aniston as a spray-tanned sex maniac, and that's going to have to do.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
What's the point of a black comedy that doesn't go for the kill?
Dana Stevens - Slate
For something like Horrible Bosses to sparkle, the actors have to shine... and shine they do.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Tim Goodman - Hollywood Reporter
Probably isn't horrible enough to excite younger viewers and will certainly not attract anyone else.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
It's a film that's wildly, brazenly stupid -- but also, you know, fun.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Here's a hit-and-miss farce that leaves you wishing it was funnier than it is. Why? Because it wussies out on a sharp premise. Because it wastes a killer cast that's ready to rock it.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
The screenplay is a hit and miss; but there are some laughs.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
A lot of low-stakes humor, occasionally brought off by a mostly ingratiating cast.
Sam Adams - Los Angeles Times
A star-studded black comedy for anyone who's ever fantasised about killing their boss.
Tom Glasson - Concrete Playground
Horrible Bosses is very funny and features a great cast that exudes wonderful chemistry.
Jeff Beck - We Got This Covered
Colin Farrell is a comedy genius.
Andy Lea - Daily Star
Funny enough to give America's embattled working folk an outlet for their frustration, and America's employer classes a bad case of nerves.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Rides the entertaining pitch for the entire runtime -- without attempting to offer some kind of deeper insight or social commentary.
Ben Kendrick - ScreenRant
This is a story for which plausibility took a running jump off a belief-suspension bridge.
Matt Looker - TheShiznit.co.uk
It's refreshing to see that some writers still like to turn an intriguing situation into one where laughs can flow naturally as opposed to attempting to force them out with extremely bad jokes.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
Flawed, and not nearly as dark as it could be, but Horrible Bosses excels if only because of the fun performances and great chemistry of the cast.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Horrible movie. One of the five worst films of 2011.
Fr. Chris Carpenter - Movie Dearest
... An ingenious though not quite original premise, genuine wit and a fantastic cast.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Forget The Hangover: Part II and Bridesmaids. Horrible Bosses was the funniest movie of this past summer.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Squanders a promising dark premise and attractive production values for puerile gross-out humor, 'shocking' sex talk, lazy plotting and a desperate and almost literal deus ex machina ending.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
While it may only be an average comedy, derivative of better things, these days it appears we have to be thankful for what's available.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
a subversively prescient black comedy
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
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Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
- Screen International
Fun, throwaway, unofficial remake of the classic 1980 workplace comedy Nine to Five.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
As sloppy and unbelievable as the movie is, it is at times very funny -- a series of ridiculous setups to get these three talented comic actors in uncomfortable positions so they can make us laugh.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
A fun, lively chemistry between Nick, Kurt and Dale keeps this snappy story whipping along from gag to gag at a merciless pace.
Tim Martain - The Mercury
he trio's hysteria mounts in a manner conspicuously designed to conjure up comparisons with the panic experienced by the boys in The Hangover.
Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald
Hangover filmmakers, this is how you do it.
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
Whilst the bosses are unnecessarily over-the-top, the film still manages to work as a light-hearted buddy comedy.
Matthew Toomey - ABC Radio Brisbane
As far-fetched and filthy-minded as the film often gets, there is a subversive universal appeal in play that keeps lingering doubts at bay.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
It's far from perfect, but it features more laughs than Bad Teacher and The Hangover Part II combined.
Matt Neal - The Standard
A guilty pleasure for anyone who hates their boss, this is original, superbly performed and wickedly funny.
- FILMINK (Australia)
Everyone is having a good time making this film and, unlike some, they're able to share that with the audience.
Margaret Pomeranz - At the Movies (Australia)
Horrible Bosses may not be ground-breaking comedy, but it *is* comedy.
Paj Sandhu - Cut Print Review
Paj Sandhu - Moviedex
No-holds-barred humour, an up-for-anything all-star cast and a fast, madcap energy make this one of the best comedies you'll see in 2011.
Adam Bub - MovieFIX
If the film works at all - and it mostly does - it's because of Bateman's performance (speaking of sympathetic: he could have played Patrick Bateman and made him seem adorable).
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
La broma mas o menos funciona siempre que uno no espere una obra maestra de la comedia (no lo es) ni una acida critica sobre las relaciones laborales en el mundo corporativo de hoy (tampoco es el caso).
Enrique Buchichio - Uruguay Total
Made with the same kind of raucous, raw energy the first Hangover film delivered, Horrible Bosses dares to go for broke and is deliciously bold, over-the-top and vulgar
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Adult without being crass, goofy without being stupid, Bosses is one of the funniest films of the year.
Matt Glasby - Flicks.co.nz
Acaba entregando sua falta de confianca na propria qualidade em seus creditos finais, que trazem a marca inconfundivel de uma comedia sem graca: erros de filmagem.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
If the R rated comedy were a man, and it would almost certainly be a man, then he'd be a lad; a boy; an overly gregarious, beer soaked, open shirted alpha with a rapacious sexuality.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
A popcorn comedy you shouldn't be ashamed of wanting to see.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
I laughed frequently, probably to the detriment of my self-respect.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
... nonstop profanity, raunchy sex scenes and general tastelessness ... also absolutely hilarious ...
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
It's not very tightly plotted or precisely scripted but the three leads have lots of obvious camaraderie and energy together - confirmed in a bloopers reel after the end credits - which help to keep the film moving along.
David Sexton - This is London
Horrible Bosses is the most repellent example yet of a trend for Hollywood to rely on the lowest common denominator from the first frame to last.
Graham Young - Birmingham Mail
The plot is ... flimsy and the three screenwriters struggle to bring the murderous mayhem to a satisfying conclusion.
Catherine Jones - Liverpool Echo
These bosses cannot justify either murder or lasting comic memories, fatally compromising a farce that could have been great but ends up merely mediocre.
Helen OHara - Empire Magazine
- Empire Magazine
Gordon has the good sense to simply step aside here, letting his cast goof around and bounce off of one another like so many rubber balls.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
The sub-Porky's style humour elicits a few guffaws, but a little more wit and subtlety would have helped.
Geoffrey Macnab - Independent
Overall, a pleasant surprise.
David Gritten - Daily Telegraph
The skilled comedian Bateman has the best moments, underplaying when all about him are going over the top.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
Yet another unoriginal and out-of-touch Hollywood comedy prizing its R cert status over substance.
Adam Woodward - Little White Lies
A hugely satisfying sacrificial culling of those at the top ... makes for a seriously refreshing tonic after a hard week's graft.
Lisa Giles-Keddie - Real.com
The would-be assassins' hopelessly bungling efforts produce a steady supply of laughs, though the jokes are rude and crude and the meandering plot doesn't make the most of the film's set-up. Fortunately, the actors rise above the script.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
At least our would-be murderers enjoy an easy rapport, and this may provide some distraction as the pace slackens and plot continues to go nowhere.
Stella Papamichael - Radio Times
Never dark, witty, or smart enough (the line '[She's] had the crazy f***ed out of her' is up for 2011's Laziest Misogyny Joke), the murder-your-boss plot also lags and jags.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
I must be lagging in comedy trends. First I missed the boat on full frontal male nudity, now I'm just catching up on sexual assault humor.
Pete Vonder Haar - Houston Press
Isn't there some little corner of Hollywood that still believes in the sweet and charming?
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Enjoyable comedy that succeeds thanks to strong comic performances and a string of funny gags, though it also frequently squanders its potential and a little bit of depth would have gone a long way.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Seth Gordon rolls up his sleeves and shows the comedy pretenders exactly who's boss.
Tim Evans - Sky Movies
It's horrible, all right.
Roz Laws - Birmingham Post
It's a shame the story is so flimsy, because the casting is solid.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
- Digital Spy
Gordon knows what works and what doesn't, pushing the leads' chummy chemistry to the fore while allowing the schematic and, frankly, highly unlikely murder plot to sink into the background.
David Jenkins - Time Out
If you're looking for a bit of undemanding fun with a few really good laughs, you could do a lot worse than this.
Those bosses, man... they're horrible.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
This moronic screenwriting through swearing does little to generate laughs and only would appear to represent creative freedom or boundary pushing to a cast used to working under television censorship laws.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - Ebert Presents At The Movies
I'm not kidding when I tell you I have worked for a reasonable facsimile of each of the 'Horrible Bosses' depicted in this grownups-only movie.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
An affable, entertaining comedy...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Horrible Bosses is a sloppy
film that wants to be an edgy black comedy but doesn't come close to pushing the envelope enough.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
There are laughs elsewhere in this crude comedy, but the film lights up the most when supporting player Jamie Foxx shows up and steals every scene he's in.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
- National Post
Smarter ideas about revenge, politics and labor are all off the table, and that's weird for a movie where the title promises angry catharsis for everyone who's fortunate enough to even have an employer to hate in the first place.
Dave White - Movies.com
Watching these three chuckleheads plot their revenge never stops being entertaining.
Grae Drake - Movies.com
A foul-mouthed, anatomically obsessed and downright fun black comedy.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
[Has] absolutely no idea what to do with a really swell concept once it gets past the exposition stage.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
The characters in Horrible Bosses are defined by their quirks, which are spelled out in boldface.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
It's not as dark as you imagine, but it will get you grinning.
Rob James - Total Film
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
The leads, and the bosses, provide fleeting pleasures.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
I will watch Bateman, Sudeikis and Day do anything, especially kill their bosses.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
As raunchy as "Bridesmaids" and "Hangover 2" but missing the good characters; these guys are just stupid.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
The laughs in this film come fast and furious. Bateman, Sudeikis and Day are absolutely perfect together.
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
The complete comedy that achieves the near-impossible --- consistent hilarity from beginning to end.
David Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Yet another comedy dud of 2011.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Outrageously crude, silly farce that works because of the cast's comedic timing.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Don't miss Horrible Bosses
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
An overindulgence in coarse language exposing profanity as the hobgoblins of small minds and unimaginative scripts.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
Two-thirds of a funny movie, Horrible Bosses takes its irresistible premise an admirable distance before pulling a Wrong Way Corrigan and heading in an alternate direction ... Still, there are plenty of laughs to be mined.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
After watching this trio of bumbling schemers get in and out of trouble with a series of crazy shenanigans and listening to the filthy dialogue, you will feel like taking a long, hot shower to wash away any recollection of sitting through this garbage.
Keith Cohen - Entertainment Spectrum
'Horrible Bosses' Appeal Clocks Out Early
James Verniere - Boston Herald
A ragtag R-rated comedy that ekes out just enough big laughs to make it worth your time.
Ethan Alter - Television Without Pity
Horrible Bosses offers a reminder that adherence to formula may not be among the signal virtues of comedy, but--provided the jokes are funny--it's no great vice either.
Christopher Orr - Atlantic
The smartest thing about "Horrible Bosses" is that it both refuses to just clock in and waste time - and, at the same time, works extra hard to hold our attention.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
...laugh out loud funny.
Tony Medley - Tolucan Times
It should be titled Horrible Comedy.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Christopher Orr - The Atlantic
They are harmless assassins, which is why we are laughing instead of being horrified.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
"Horrible Bosses" provides a nifty showcase for the Jasons and for Charlie Day as three reasonably nice guys who have varying and solid reasons for wishing their bosses dead.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
The raunchy comedy about a trio of fed-up employees who exact revenge on their freak-show employers wickedly doles out the just deserts, and that's what it makes it so much fun.
Randy Myers - Contra Costa Times
Uneven, but funny.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
If the names Curly, Larry and Moe mean anything to you, then Horrible Bosses is a film you should not miss.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Horrible Bosses is not the kind of comedy that delivers many gut-busting laughs. You know the guffaws I'm talking about - the ones that leave your sleeves completely saturated from dabbing away the tears that stream down your face. But ...
Adam Tobias - Watertown Daily Times
It starts off at a slight remove from reality and gets sillier and sillier as it goes along; our only responsibility is to hang on and enjoy the ride.
Norman Wilner - NOW Toronto
It has many genuine belly-laughs, rather than the usual surprised chuckles, and it keeps its momentum going.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
The coarseness wouldn't be so bad if at least the steady stream of obscenities were funny. But there is, after all, an art to talking dirty.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
Energy, chemistry, timing, and a palpable sense of raunchy fun.
Scott Weinberg - Twitch
The stars lack the charisma, the comic energy and the overall appeal of the A-listers playing supporting roles. That's a fundamental miscalculation.
Robert Levin - Film School Rejects
Saying it's not horrible is another way of saying that this movie is consistently disappointing.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
Black comedy at its most delicious.
Pete Hammond - Back Stage
Wonderfully mean-spirited, one sick joke piled atop another ... Farrell's cheesy, coke-head boss is the real surprise. Foxx has a great time in a role that can be taken as a knowing goof on the street-smart hit man.
Glenn Lovell - CinemaDope
Bits that could have courted actual darkness a la Very Bad Things-violence, venality, vindictive sex-simply register as dank shock-jock gags done with little courage, and even less conviction.
David Fear - Time Out New York
Takes a thin premise and milks it for all its worth, riding a witty script and super-strong cast to comedic glory.
Stephen Silver - Patch
Pete Hammond - Hollywood.com
I certainly laughed enough during it to give it a recommendation, especially for anyone who has a strong stomach for profanity and a desire to see Jennifer Aniston absolutely trashing her good-girl image. (Full Content Parental Review also available)
Teddy Durgin - Screen It!