Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 9, 2013
    With the nimble Greenwood and a kinder, gentler-than-usual Posey in charge, "And Now" proves a thoroughly engaging lark.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 10, 2013
    This would-be satire earns an E for Effort for wanting to be to the advertising world what “Being There” was to television.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    May 9, 2013
    While Greenwood and Posey turn on enough charm to make this a fairly painless experience, Zack Bernbaum’s And Now a Word From Our Sponsor is a mild, toothless satire — a “Being There’’ where there’s barely any there there.
  4. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    May 5, 2013
    It's a testament to Bruce Greenwood's acting that Adan never becomes entirely as insufferable as the words that come out of his mouth.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    May 8, 2013
    Had this moronic part been given to almost anybody else — including folks as talented as, say, Robin Williams or Jim Carrey — the result would very likely have been an unmitigated disaster. Greenwood, however, commits to it wholeheartedly, much the way that Naomi Watts’ struggling actress character treated her hackneyed soap-opera dialogue in Mulholland Drive.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 9, 2013
    To describe And Now a Word From Our Sponsor as a one-joke skit stretched well beyond the breaking point isn’t entirely fair, because when used ingeniously, which is very seldom, the joke lands.
  7. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    May 9, 2013
    The project seems compromised by a meager budget and limited scale.
  8. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    May 7, 2013
    At least this tepid satire can coast on the charms of its cast.
  9. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    May 9, 2013
    Plop plop. Fizz fizz. Oh, what a missed opportunity it is! In the well-cast but seldom funny satire And Now a Word From Our Sponsor.
  10. Reviewed by: David Klipen
    May 8, 2013
    The dialogue is unspeakable, the scenes unplayable, the waste of talent unpardonable.

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