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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    While unlikely to set the documentary market afire, is entertaining enough. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    A pleasant, leisurely 71 minutes, frequently beguiling thanks to Gurwitch's soft-sell version of the urbane, Second City-esque female noodge. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Just when the film seems to be getting bogged down in "before I made it big" anecdotes -- around the time she and Andy Dick, who was once dismissed from a food-service gig, spend a day operating a mobile lunch stand -- Gurwitch wisely broadens her focus, interviewing ordinary victims of corporate "right-sizing," plant closings. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Would that somebody had fired Gurwitch before she could have finished Fired! show more

  • 50
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    Having written a book about being fired, Annabelle Gurwitch has now made a documentary as well, and it's something of a mess. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    While "maybe it's for the best" proved happily prophetic for her actor pals, those words of comfort sound more like a clueless bromide when you consider the 30,000 people laid off in Lansing after the film wrapped. show more

  • 50
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Modestly amusing in fits and starts, Fired! proves most potent when on-screen interviewees are playing for keeps, not for laughs. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    Fired! is missing the one thing it could have used most: a career objective. show more

  • 30
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Feels like a desperate attempt to stretch a flimsy half-hour made-for-cable concept into a feature film. show more

  • 30
    Fred Camper Chicago Reader

    The video is heavy on actors and other showbiz types, and the self-centered Gurwitch doesn't distinguish between a factory worker laid off after decades on the job and an actor getting rejected during tryouts. show more

  • May 22, 2008 bessplexus
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    it was so boring i have taken craps more excoiting

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