Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A bouncy, well-built, delightfully nasty tale of resentment, desperation, and amoral revenge that does for employer-employee relations what Danny DeVito and Bette Midler did for the bonds of matrimony in the great 1986 Zucker brothers comedy "Ruthless People."
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It's over-the-top stuff, to be sure. But Bosses never crosses that line into the macabre.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's a hit-and-miss farce that leaves you wishing it was funnier than it is. Why? Because it wussies out on a sharp premise.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
All those who have to drag themselves to work every morning will surely find some comfort in Seth Gordon's cheerfully outrageous revenge comedy, Horrible Bosses.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Horrible Bosses has a handful of hilarious moments, but it's not exactly funny and not exactly serious, either.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Short, sour and scabrous, Bosses is that paradoxical thing: a situation comedy where neither situation nor comedy is particularly effective where nonetheless Jason Bateman is sidesplitting, as is Colin Farrell in a supporting role.
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By Ian Buckwalter
When faced with the choice of which gag to go for, Horrible Bosses generally selects the raunchiest laugh possible, all other considerations be damned.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I say kill off everybody else and bring back Farrell for the sequel.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Horrible Bosses has preposterousness to burn, but no finesse and no interest in having any.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The lameness of the gags and dialogue and the film's frequent deep dives for the bottom at the expense of real comedy speak to desperation in Hollywood to figure out the audience for contemporary naughty comedy.
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57 out of 100
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