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  • Summary: When Annabelle Gurwitch was fired from a play by Woody Allen, she was devastated. She started asking friends in show business if they had ever been fired and began collecting the stories. Her journey has grown into this documentary look at what it means to be both hired and fired as an American worker in the global economy. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    63
    A pleasant, leisurely 71 minutes, frequently beguiling thanks to Gurwitch's soft-sell version of the urbane, Second City-esque female noodge.
  2. 63
    Just when the film seems to be getting bogged down in "before I made it big" anecdotes -- around the time she and Andy Dick, who was once dismissed from a food-service gig, spend a day operating a mobile lunch stand -- Gurwitch wisely broadens her focus, interviewing ordinary victims of corporate "right-sizing," plant closings.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    50
    While unlikely to set the documentary market afire, is entertaining enough.
  4. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    40
    Fired! is missing the one thing it could have used most: a career objective.
  5. 33
    At one point, David Cross tells Gurwitch to enjoy being unemployed, because "When you're fired, you're interesting." But as Fired! proves, that ain't necessarily so.
  6. Feels like a desperate attempt to stretch a flimsy half-hour made-for-cable concept into a feature film.
  7. Reviewed by: John Maynard
    20
    It's a shame Allen fired her from that play. After all, then she might not have had the time to make this documentary.

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