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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Isn't quite as boring as it sounds, thanks to writer/director Steve Conrad's strong script and decent performances by John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's totally down-to-earth, as real as a trip to the supermarket. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's still a lot to like here, but ultimately the movie reflects its hapless hero a little too well. While we're constantly rooting for it to succeed, the finish line seems forever out of reach. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    One of the unfunniest comedies ever. Punch lines are lifeless. Characters are borderline catatonic. Running gags can't even walk. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The film's refusal to take its characters anything less than seriously makes it cut deeper than a Will Ferrell lampoon. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Conrad's script surprises at nearly every turn. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There are enough laughs to justify it being labeled as a comedy but a stronger storyline than one normally associates with this kind of film. It's an enjoyable diversion amidst the big guns of summer. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Then there's screenwriter Steve Conrad. He's interesting. He likes his protagonists to suffer a little en route to finding a better place, and not in the usual sitcomic ways. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A good, occasionally insightful workplace comedy. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's one of those off-balance movies that seems searching for the right tone. show more

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