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 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
  1. Aug 1, 2013
    Very, very clever comedy which tells things the way they would be boring. The funniest scenes in the movie are definitely the Merchants of Death arguments about how many people they have killed each. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2013
    One of the most intellegent films of all time, presenting a hilarious performance by Aaron Eckhart and yet another great jump for Jason Reitman. It's no Juno but it'll do. Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2012
    Film satire at its best. Jason Reitman's debut is even better than the hilarious 'Juno' and 'Up In The Air'. An Oscar for the best adapted screnplay would've definitely been appropriate. Great cast till the supporting actors and a score that accompanies the film in an very exhilarant way. 'Thank You For Smoking' is a great film about business and life starring an really cool Aaron Eckhart as the main actor. Definitely worth to see if you liked films like 'Up In The Air'! Full Review »