9 to 5
9 to 5 (1980)

Office satire about three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss by abducting him and running the business themselves. The trio, one of whom has been passed over for promotion because she is a woman,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Although it can probably be argued that Patricia Resnick and director Colin Higgins' script [from a story by Resnick] at times borders on the inane, the bottom line is that this picture is a lot of fun.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's clearly a movie that began as someone's bright idea, which then went into production before anyone had time to give it a well-defined personality.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

So-so office revenge comedy that seems way overpraised in retrospect.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Despite an excellent and promising cast, this Hollywood attempt at a mainstream feminist comedy is flabby and bland.

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Chuck O'Leary

A frequently hilarious comic revenge fantasy that struck a cord with people from all walks of life.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

9 to 5 works as a wish-fulfillment satire on male chauvinism.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Parton] is, on the basis of this one film, a natural-born movie star, a performer who holds our attention so easily that it's hard to believe it's her first film.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

A women's lib valentine.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Gets off to a great start but loses its taste for revenge toward the end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Actually downgraded this - was worse than I remembered. The three leads are great and I liked the idea of the downtrodden office workers, but it goes too… More
Cassie Hill
Hilarious story about three women who get back at their chauvinistic boss :) Great to see Jane Fonda & Dolly Parton when they're younger :)
Aj V
A fabulous chick flick! It's very funny, and the actresses are fantastic. The story is funny, and realistic too. I highly recommend this one.
Spencer S.
Well written with three crazy dames.
erika bruhns
I really like the plot. It was a good 80's film but the acting was little on the weak side.
danny d
this was really sort of a silly movie. i actually watched this in college as a demonstration piece on how not to treat employees. it was great in serving that… More