Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. A sly, smart and very funny caricature of corporate politics and image culture.
  2. 88
    Both sides of the political fence will feel royally skewered. All that's lacking is a warning from the Surgeon General: This film will make you laugh till it hurts.
  3. 88
    Here is a satire both savage and elegant, a dagger instead of a shotgun.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    The first film in a long time with a true gift of gab. A lot of the time people actually talk fast in it. Its wisecracks actually crack wise.
  5. It's more fun than a turkey shoot. It's also one of the most entertaining riffs on American culture in years.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The razor-sharp satire Thank You for Smoking is the wittiest dark comedy of the year thus far. It has appeal to all sides of the political spectrum.
  7. Cynical and cheerily merciless.
  8. 83
    Much like his father Ivan (Ghostbusters), first-time director Jason Reitman has a broad, anything-goes comedic sensibility that allows silly gags and incidental humor to sneak in alongside the satirical barbs.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. Cables
    Apr 15, 2006
    Lewis obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. This is one of the funniest movies i've seen in ages.
  2. RyanO.
    May 13, 2006
    This is a very glossy, snappy picture that delivers practically nothing to its audience. That nothingness is wrapped rather expertly in a glib and glossy package though. I laughed aloud a few times. Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    With an incredible debut, Jason Reitman proves his place amongst today's acclaimed filmmakers. Thank You for Smoking is clever and sly on all accounts. No matter what side you're on, you won't regret partaking in the dispute. Full Review »