Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Kevin Costner, as Bobby's carpenter brother-in-law, does the finest character acting of his career.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The Company Men is infinitely more despairing and yet also, paradoxically, more hopeful. It suggests that work can actually mean something to people, beyond just giving them the means to afford a nice house or a fantastic car.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is, like its characters, a good and decent film in a world that rather heartlessly demands more.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though not blessed with a cinematic eye, Wells is a gifted storyteller who gets nuanced performances from most of his actors.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Solid performances, and a sincere faith in the dignity of the average working stiff, save it from getting too preachy.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It's simple stuff, but the movie's heart is in the right place.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Wells is a wonder with actors - Cooper and Jones earn top honors - and a filmmaker with an instinct for the emotions that bleed between the lines. This haunting movie hits you hard and right where you live.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The Company Men recalls 1946's great post-World War II drama "The Best Years of Our Lives," and the reason isn't simply its trio of protagonists.
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By Bob Mondello
When it comes to the emotional state of those being laid off, of their families and even of those doing the laying off, it gets things right enough to make audiences squirm.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For all his years doing "E.R." and other top-line TV series, Mr. Wells hasn't yet tailored his techniques to the big screen.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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