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6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 77
  2. Negative: 5 out of 77

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  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Lyn
    Jun 25, 2011
    4
    Aside from the very limited Affleck, this is an excellent cast capable of tackling meaty issues. Yet the film falls far short as an exploration of what it's like to be laid off: It feels as formulaic as a made-for-TV movie. If you've experienced the real-life consequences of downsizing, you won't find it particularly moving.
  4. Jan 30, 2011
    4
    A great cast, grand actors yet this flick doesn't make it. It may be the setting (Houston or some dull town), it maybe the weather... something doesn't add up. Not even singling out a struggling Affleck wanting us desperately to believe he is older and unfortunate. A wise but dull Tommy Lee Jones. This film is supposed to be a cautionary tale to uplift us after recession. It doesnt. At best it is a chapter of The Wire (the boring season). #Fail Expand
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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.