The TV Set Synopsis
A network TV pilot goes through the entire process of casting, production and airing.
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Critic Ratings

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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,...
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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...
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63

Chicago Tribune

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

By marcf
It's easy to make fun of Hollywood but it's not easy to do it in an interesting, funny, clever way and this movie accomplishes that. David Duchovny is great, Sigourney Weaver is hilarious and the...

Cheesy

By lijlkjlkj
Sorry I was expecting a lot more. Big name actors and everything. The whole plot could have fit into a 30 minute sit-com. My date rescued the evening when she produced the DVD Wedding Crashers to...

Boring

By PreviewPreviewer
Thank goodness it was only and hour and a half. Great cast, slow story. Thanks to "Cheesy's" review, I did not expect much...and yet I was still disappointed. However, I did like the point of the...

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Rated R | For language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Sharky, cynical look at TV world needs more bite.
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