The TV Set

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    This is a tepidly amusing film that will offend no one, including those it claims to skewer.
  2. Whether outsiders will find much to appreciate in The TV Set is another question because the film fails to provide the thematic resonance of similarly themed predecessors like the brilliant "Network."
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    50
    Results are breezy though toothless, with too much repetition and not enough originality.
  4. 40
    Various news stories have noted the movie's accuracy, which I don't doubt, but the blanket antipathy makes for a wearying and predictable story.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AlanC.
    May 18, 2007
    3
    A shameless ripoff of "For Your Consideration" which was equally annoying. A typical Hollywood inside joke on the rest of us, only it A shameless ripoff of "For Your Consideration" which was equally annoying. A typical Hollywood inside joke on the rest of us, only it backfired, because the joke was on them for being so arrogant. What a waste of time and money! Full Review »
  2. KenG.
    May 17, 2007
    8
    Sharp, clever, funny, on-the-mark satire, giving insight as to what is wrong with modern day TV.
  3. AdamB.
    Mar 28, 2007
    9
    Saw this absolutly pitch perfect satire last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, I'm so happy it is getting a wider audience. Great Saw this absolutly pitch perfect satire last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, I'm so happy it is getting a wider audience. Great Hollywood satire with an awesome cast. Sigourney Weaver Steals the show as a Ari-Gold-esque tv executive who is given some of the best one liners in recent history. A must see. Full Review »