88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
The result is a kind of very faux documentary style, which, along with the subject matter, has suggested to some the influence of the BBC television series "The Office." Von Trier says he's never seen an episode, and I believe him.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Bone-dry but completely assured, both in its visual strategy and its wry deconstruction of the workplace comedy genre.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Boss of It All finds the common ground between business and acting -- panicky improvisation -- and wonders whether applause or an executive comp package is the greater reward.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
With echoes of "Dave," in which Kevin Kline takes over for the comatose U.S. President he resembles, Kristoffer begins to feel the power given to him and to make his own decisions, leading to some hilarious situations and an unpredictable ending.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Von Trier's proficiency at the quicksilver business of comedy comes as a surprise, given the grinding seriousness of earlier films.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Funny is not a word often used to describe von Trier's output, but "Boss" definitely is that, thanks to a breezy script and a bright cast.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
There's a comment in here somewhere about leadership and authorship, and it's not that we're laughing too hard to fully comprehend it. In von Trier's world, the laugh is often ON the audience, not WITH the audience.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This satire of empty-suit capitalism has scalding moments, but most of it suggests Being There meets The Office gibberized into theater of the absurd.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Cynical, misanthropic and embittered.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a modest and mildly funny effort, with good scenes and touches of incisive satire, but it's not quite funny enough, and it's undermined by its camera technique.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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