• Released
  • September 10, 1998
  • R
  • Comedy
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With Friends Like These... Synopsis
Pals vie for a role in a Martin Scorsese film.
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80

Film Threat

An entertaining, clever look at the backstabbing actors do in search of recognition and fame. (Review of Original Release)
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Originally released seven years ago on home video, is only now surfacing as a theatrical release. Although it's no classic, it's a cut or...
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70

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
The perennially insecure world of two-bit character actors is humorously and knowingly explored in With Friends Like These. (Review of...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie works as well as it does ­because the cast knows the material so ­intimately.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Only sporadically amusing.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Not even amusing cameos from Bill Murray as a freeloading producer and Michael McKean as a proctologist can keep With Friends Like These......
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Gives off an air of clammy desperation that feels all too authentic without being especially funny and bogs down early in repetitive shtick.
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40

Village Voice

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Messina's characters gripe at being typecast as goombah hit men, yet the director seems blissfully unaware that he dooms them to the very...
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