Nine to Five (9 to 5)
Nine to Five (9 to 5) (1980)

Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda), a housewife whose husband has left her for his secretary, begins her own secretarial career at a huge corporation. Violet Newstead (Lily Tomlin), a feisty, veteran office manager, instructs her on the perils and… 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: 73% 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 Verser
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