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Based on 33 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Catherine O'Hara is comic perfection as Marilyn Hack. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Some people may be put off that For Your Consideration lands in a serious place. But I see it as evidence of an expanding vision, of continued artistic growth. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Some of us look forward to Guest films the way others pine for installments of Bond or "Star Trek." This skewering of Hollywood will entertain we "Guesties," but it's not at the top of his roster of parodies. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. O'Hara, like almost everyone else, falls victim to a prevailing tone that's short on wit and long on self-congratulation. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    There are no belly laughs here, only rueful chortles about the confederacy of chuckleheads that calls itself the entertainment industry. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This is Guest's fourth ensemble parody of showbiz subjects, and though his sketch-comedy style and acting troupe are now familiar, this is his most accomplished movie. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The outrageously hilarious For Your Consideration was well worth the wait. Again delivered with comic precision by Guest's crack repertory company, his patented brand of parody takes affectionate but deadly aim at its awards buzz mania target and the results aren't just funny, they're face-hurting funny. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    True to form, Guest's newest doesn't pull out the long knives. On the gentleness scale, this one's way over here, as opposed to the film of the moment, "Borat," which is way, way over there. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    For Your Consideration isn't quite in a class with Guest's earlier films like "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," which is not to say it isn't uproariously funny. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Levy and Guest train a glaring spotlight on the self-absorption, vanity, delusions and histrionics of the movie community, but clearly love them even at their silliest. show more

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