• Released
  • May 10, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 27 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
With the nimble Greenwood and a kinder, gentler-than-usual Posey in charge, "And Now" proves a thoroughly engaging lark.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While Greenwood and Posey turn on enough charm to make this a fairly painless experience, Zack Bernbaum’s And Now a Word From Our Sponsor is a mild, toothless satire — a “Being There’’ where there’s barely any there there.
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50

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
The project seems compromised by a meager budget and limited scale.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
Had this moronic part been given to almost anybody else — including folks as talented as, say, Robin Williams or Jim Carrey — the result would very likely have been an unmitigated disaster. Greenwood, however, commits to it wholeheartedly, much the way that Naomi Watts’ struggling actress character treated her hackneyed soap-opera dialogue in Mulholland Drive.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
To describe And Now a Word From Our Sponsor as a one-joke skit stretched well beyond the breaking point isn’t entirely fair, because when used ingeniously, which is very seldom, the joke lands.
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40

Time Out New York

At least this tepid satire can coast on the charms of its cast.
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40

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Plop plop. Fizz fizz. Oh, what a missed opportunity it is! In the well-cast but seldom funny satire And Now a Word From Our Sponsor.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This would-be satire earns an E for Effort for wanting to be to the advertising world what “Being There” was to television.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Tomas Hachard
It's a testament to Bruce Greenwood's acting that Adan never becomes entirely as insufferable as the words that come out of his mouth.
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0

Village Voice

The dialogue is unspeakable, the scenes unplayable, the waste of talent unpardonable.
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33 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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