Horrible Bosses Reviews

  • 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.

    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

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