• Released
  • June 6, 2008
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
  • 108 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two men (Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly) vie for the top job in a grocery chain's new store.

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Critic Ratings

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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film's refusal to take its characters anything less than seriously makes it cut deeper than a Will Ferrell lampoon.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Conrad's script surprises at nearly every turn.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's totally down-to-earth, as real as a trip to the supermarket.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are enough laughs to justify it being labeled as a comedy but a stronger storyline than one normally associates with this kind of...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A good, occasionally insightful workplace comedy.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Then there's screenwriter Steve Conrad. He's interesting. He likes his protagonists to suffer a little en route to finding a better place,...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Promotion edges toward some pretty bleak stuff. Then it steps back and laughs, like an office slacker.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
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...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
One of the unfunniest comedies ever. Punch lines are lifeless. Characters are borderline catatonic. Running gags can't even walk.
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Rated R | For language including sexual references, and some drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Mature satire has unexpected brains and heart.
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LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF