The TV Set
The TV Set (2007)

Writer/director Jake Kasdan's showbiz comedy The TV Set stars David Duchovny as Mike Klein, a television producer who in the beginning of the film successfully sells a network on a story idea. The film follows Klein as he must actually… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Offering both broad and insider jokes, The TV Set is a sharp satire that will please both the average moviegoers and pop culture aficionados.

Dana Stevens
Slate

The TV Set is a little wonder of a movie, as smart and sad and true as any comedy I've seen this year.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A facile but likable send-up of how things (don't) work in Hollywood.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an intriguing, occasionally horrifying look at the behind-the-scenes shenanigans within the network-television world.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Honestly, isn't it a little late to be bemoaning sleazy reality TV?

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This satire settles for simply restating the obvious.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Sad, slow and rather boring story about how writers get dumped on and smart television shows get dumbed down.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The appalling sausage factory that produces what we see on network TV is nicely skewered in The TV Set, an engaging if not exactly edgy comedy that exists to restate the obvious.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A somewhat cold and calculated film that apparently unconsciously exemplifies that which it intends to criticize.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

David Duchovny owns this movie

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
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Lanning : )
One bright star each for Ioan Gruffudd and Judy Greer. In an otherwise plodding look at the compromising of principles in the battle for TV network success,… More
paul sandberg
Duchevny is just fine in this role, but Sigorney steals every single scene she's in, getting almost all the laughs in the film. This is well trodden… More
William Dunmyer
[font=Trebuchet MS][size=3]The TV Set was very mediocre, almost frighteningly so. What scared me was that it seems to think that it's a smart critique of… More
Robert C
I great idea, great cast, just not very well executed. To those of us who feel like network TV is (for the most part) SHIT...this will seem like a very tame… More
William Goss
Amusing satire of television industry simmers instead of stings.