The Temp
The Temp (1993)

Kris Bolin (Lara Flynn Boyle) is the new, slick and ultra-capable temp on the corporate block in this thriller. Her junior executive boss Peter Derns (Timothy Hutton) is pressured to show what he's got to his boss (Faye Dunaway) and the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

As written by Kevin Falls and directed by Tom Holland, The Temp starts well and runs into trouble about midway through.

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Sarah Chauncey

Cheesy, despite decent performances

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The Temp manages to involve and entertain in a crafty B-movie way even if what it is is only a fraction of what it promises.

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James Berardinelli

The Temp is as unimaginative as thrillers get, with a plot-by-numbers script and insipid direction.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

The gimmick of The Temp runs dry really fast and is not worth investing the time to see what happens.

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Stephen Rebello

If you're in need of a good giggle, go rent The Temp right now.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Some of the movie plays as if it were intended to be tongue-in-cheek, but other parts are played straight, making it appear that Holland and his screenwriter Kevin Falls couldn't make up their minds about what sort of movie they wanted to make.

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Scott Weinberg

The Temp is a wholly ridiculous little thriller, yet it repeatedly goes above and beyond the 'so bad it's good' realm.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

As another entry in the 'don't-trust- anyone' paranoia thrillers that have taken over the fright genre of late, The Temp is one of the dumbest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Picked this up for $6. Hadn't seen it before, but looked like a bit of 90's tack I might enjoy. Actually, it wasn't too bad. The glass in the… More
The Shrewlord
A good cast almost rescue this 90s "B" movie cross between an 80s yuppie flick and Fatal Attraction. Story is quite weak and a little silly.