Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    90
    Imagine a live-action version of the "Dilbert" comic strip with a touch of Hal Hartley's deadpan absurdism, and you're ready for the frequently uproarious "Office Space."
  2. Reviewed by: Dave Shulman
    90
    Mike Judge’s live-action directorial debut not only whittles the high-strung festering soul of ‘90s Orthodox Corporationism down to the quick and quintessential but wraps its veins around his fingers and flosses our teeth.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    90
    Sure to become a classic; it taps into the fury of being a drone with a deeply knowing precision.
  4. Bristling with shrewd observation, inspired humor and all-around smarts, Office Space is a winner about a guy who's beginning to feel like a loser. [19 Feb 1999]
  5. Reviewed by: Graham Verdon
    95
    Observations on the modern office space are dead-on, and I dare you not to laugh out loud at a few of the sophomoric jokes!
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Dec 12, 2013
    2
    This film is stale and bland, which doesn't make it entertaining at all. The humor is dry, often making for boring moments. Half funny, at theThis film is stale and bland, which doesn't make it entertaining at all. The humor is dry, often making for boring moments. Half funny, at the best moments. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    8
    Fed up with his mundane office job Peter Gibbons decides to neglect his job, finally ask out the waitress he has fancied for years and hatchFed up with his mundane office job Peter Gibbons decides to neglect his job, finally ask out the waitress he has fancied for years and hatch an ill-conceived get rich quick scheme. Of course it doesn't exactly go according to plan....

    Strangely overlooked upon its release word of mouth and the subsequent DVD release have seen Office Space become a cult comedy classic. Anyone that has gone through the day to day monotony of working life will quickly sympathise with Gibbons, played in brilliant understated fashion by Ron Livingston. The supporting cast from his irritating boss, to laid back next door neighbour, to stapler obsessed work colleague are all equally as good making for one of the funniest movies of the 90's.
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  3. Nov 15, 2012
    9
    The scene where they go apesh*t on the fax machine is absolutely priceless...