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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The movie works as well as it does because the cast knows the material so intimately. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Only sporadically amusing. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    An entertaining, clever look at the backstabbing actors do in search of recognition and fame. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Gives off an air of clammy desperation that feels all too authentic without being especially funny and bogs down early in repetitive shtick. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Originally released seven years ago on home video, is only now surfacing as a theatrical release. Although it's no classic, it's a cut or two smarter than the average Hollywood comedy. At its best, it plays like a less acerbic, less Jewish triple episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    The perennially insecure world of two-bit character actors is humorously and knowingly explored in With Friends Like These. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • 50
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Not even amusing cameos from Bill Murray as a freeloading producer and Michael McKean as a proctologist can keep With Friends Like These... from being as minor as the film careers of its two-bit protagonists. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Messina's characters gripe at being typecast as goombah hit men, yet the director seems blissfully unaware that he dooms them to the very fate they protest by painting them with such prosaic, uninspired strokes. show more

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