The Boss of It All Synopsis
A company director (Peter Gantzler) hires an actor (Jens Albinus) to pose as his firm's head honcho.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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So Stupid

By InfamousLaosGurl
I would not watch it it suks bad time wat was i thinking of spendin my money this...

one of the best new movies in europe

By irina9999
it's one of the best new movies in europe now, as wll as von trien is one the best wold directors. unfortunately , north california can not see it, and unfortunately not all american grow up to...