The Nothing Men
The Nothing Men (2008)

Panic and intrigue grip the lives of a group of hardened factory workers with the arrival of a man they fear is a head-office spy sent to rob them of their redundancy payouts. The ruthless baiting between top dog Jack and his men only… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2008
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Men without work feature in the occasionally engrossing yet mostly unfulfilling The Nothing Men.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

I think this is a calling card film and he's shown what he can do with a camera and with performances.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Mark Fitzpatrick's debut feature is a striking and haunting work, twisting and morphing as it sweeps us along its unexpected trajectory.

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Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

The Nothing Men asks its audience to accept a key coincidence, but in doing so writer-director Mark Fitzpatrick seeks to plumb the darkness of desperate men's souls.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

The plotting, and the involvement of the troubled Wesley, also seems a bit contrived. But it all pays off in a powerfully satisfying climax.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

There is plenty to recommend this gripping and often disturbing portrait of men treading water in nowhere land as they wait for fate to take an upper hand

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It's a story that may have worked better on stage, or in a short film. On the big screen it feels thin.

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Jim Mitchell

The Nothing Men's makers have delivered what seems at first a topical testosterone-laced blue collar drama of male ego on a slow burn only to deftly, almost surreptitiously flip the film upside down to become a hard-bitten psychological thriller.

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