The Company Men Synopsis
Three men try to survive during a year in which their company undergoes corporate downsizing.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Dreadful screenplay

By pnt60022
Awful film. Actors have nothing to work with. Screenplay is a disaster. Do not go see this movie. Don't even see it in cable....

Re: Don't care! Must be young, but Cavaet Emptor!

By ewaHIfan
Time is wasted on the Youth! After being part of the great betrayal by the Corporate Machine myself. Hard to watch this because I lived this in the late 90's. An epiphany moment when you life is...

The Company Men is a good movie

Believable, well acted and entertaining...


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!! Can't believe that a movie with such a good cast could be so terribly boring. Their was absolutely no character development. It was as if the...

The Company Man

By artmat
While this movie has not received much publicity, it well worth seeing. It is designed for a more discriminating audience. Ben Affleck does a good job as a successful sales manager who loses his...

A tale of our times

By Show Me Move Me Change Me
We appreciated this film It showed you what a stable, seemingly solid financially family goes through when the breadwinner loses his job. It also demonstrates, again, the callous nature of the...

A Great Film

By aleeya62
The movie overall was very well done. A realistic account of recent years events....

Company Men

By leighdeb
This film has had very little press as far as I know but I think the acting was top notch and the story depressing yet compelling. It showed how these men dealt with horrid odds after losing their...

Eco Crash 2008

By rawvibes
The time 2007-2008. Life’s great, credit cards at 6% apr, cheap cars, high wages, and eco overall looked good. Then it all fell to poop. Crash. Major banks after 5 years of giving out money to...

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Rated R | For Language and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Thoughtful, heavy drama about the downsized.
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