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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You'll have major fun at this movie. But what makes it something special is the way Kasdan laces the laughs with a sting. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Wickedly funny. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The TV Set skewers the television industry in a manner that occasionally feels familiar and at other times is humorously incisive. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Smart, funny and authentically terrifying. It's a comedy that explains how network television succeeds in being so horribly awful. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In a way, The TV Set suffers from the same syndrome as the industry it's parodying: bland and compromised, it feels as if it's been fine-tuned and focus-grouped within an inch of its life. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Sigourney Weaver is a riot in the cynical Faye Dunaway network boss role. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    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." show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A tart, smart, closely observed satire of the television industry. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    For all its bright writing, TV Set is contrived and predictable, another morality lesson from a poisoned pen telling us what we've heard before. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Satire is merciless; it demands that mocker be superior to mockee. show more

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