The Temp
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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 conglomerate that just took over the cookie company. Helping in ways one wouldn't believe, is his assistant Kris, who, after being permanently added to the staff in spite of her co-workers' hatred of her, seems to be doing more than what is included in her job description. Many nasty accidents and deaths occur about the office that seem to clear a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As written by Kevin Falls and directed by Tom Holland, The Temp starts well and runs into trouble about midway through."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Cheesy, despite decent performances"
‑ Sarah Chauncey,
"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."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The Temp is as unimaginative as thrillers get, with a plot-by-numbers script and insipid direction."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The gimmick of The Temp runs dry really fast and is not worth investing the time to see what happens."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"If you're in need of a good giggle, go rent The Temp right now."
‑ Stephen Rebello, Movieline
"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."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"The Temp is a wholly ridiculous little thriller, yet it repeatedly goes above and beyond the 'so bad it's good' realm."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"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."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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