The Company Men

User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 83
  2. Negative: 5 out of 83

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  1. Aug 1, 2011
    3
    Curious subject, treated too lightly to have much impact, and with a corny smile pasted on the face of the issue by the end. Formulaic plot devices manufactured to tug on heartstrings without ringing true. Affleck plays his standard everyman (a hapless slave to his ego) who can't schedule a job interview.
  2. Jul 3, 2012
    2
    Psychopath boss grows conscious? Is this a joke? why can't these people (film employee's) deal with the reality that powerful and rich people are (most of the time) savages? Oh i forgot that it would reflect badly on them(sarcasm).
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: James White
    Mar 7, 2011
    60
    Wells knows how to extract the goods from a great cast, but it's in service of a somewhat mundane story. Still, it'll make you think about the imbalance in the business world, even if the arguments and consequences are nothing all that revolutionary.
  2. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Feb 10, 2011
    58
    Has its heart someplace worthy. But its head -- not so much.
  3. Reviewed by: Calvin Wilson
    Feb 3, 2011
    63
    As a drama about coping with hard times, The Company Men doesn't come close to being as sharp or entertaining as "Up in the Air" - which starred Wells' "ER" associate George Clooney.