Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The film's refusal to take its characters anything less than seriously makes it cut deeper than a Will Ferrell lampoon. Read full review
Conrad's script surprises at nearly every turn. Read full review
It's totally down-to-earth, as real as a trip to the supermarket. Read full review
There are enough laughs to justify it being labeled as a comedy but a stronger storyline than one normally associates with this kind of film. It's an enjoyable diversion amidst the big guns of summer. Read full review
A good, occasionally insightful workplace comedy. Read full review
Then there's screenwriter Steve Conrad. He's interesting. He likes his protagonists to suffer a little en route to finding a better place, and not in the usual sitcomic ways. Read full review
There's still a lot to like here, but ultimately the movie reflects its hapless hero a little too well. While we're constantly rooting for it to succeed, the finish line seems forever out of reach. Read full review
The Promotion edges toward some pretty bleak stuff. Then it steps back and laughs, like an office slacker. Read full review
Isn't quite as boring as it sounds, thanks to writer/director Steve Conrad's strong script and decent performances by John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott. Read full review
One of the unfunniest comedies ever. Punch lines are lifeless. Characters are borderline catatonic. Running gags can't even walk. Read full review
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