91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
If only for the comedy glory of Sigourney Weaver as a TV network president who confuses acid reflux with gut instinct, this very smart, very funny movie about the making of a network sitcom is a cut-glass gem of a showbiz conceit.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A tart, smart, closely observed satire of the television industry.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You'll have major fun at this movie. But what makes it something special is the way Kasdan laces the laughs with a sting.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Wickedly funny.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Sigourney Weaver is a riot in the cynical Faye Dunaway network boss role.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Smart, funny and authentically terrifying. It's a comedy that explains how network television succeeds in being so horribly awful.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In a way, The TV Set suffers from the same syndrome as the industry it's parodying: bland and compromised, it feels as if it's been fine-tuned and focus-grouped within an inch of its life.
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63

Chicago Tribune

For all its bright writing, TV Set is contrived and predictable, another morality lesson from a poisoned pen telling us what we've heard before.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The TV Set skewers the television industry in a manner that occasionally feels familiar and at other times is humorously incisive.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Whether outsiders will find much to appreciate in The TV Set is another question because the film fails to provide the thematic resonance of similarly themed predecessors like the brilliant "Network."
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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