The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele)
The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele) (2007)

Lars von Trier's black comedy The Boss of It All (Direktøren for Det Hele) concerns an IT company owner who -- in need of a figurehead to "hide behind" when confronted with employee problems -- invented the personage of a CEO… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Lars von Trier ditches the pretensions but keeps his misanthropy in The Boss of it All, a surprisingly sharp and witty comedy about office life gone haywire.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

In the humor department, The Boss of It All elicits few belly laughs but lots of thoughtful chuckles.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Bone-dry but completely assured, both in its visual strategy and its wry deconstruction of the workplace comedy genre.

Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

If The Boss of It All is forgettable, it's not for its airiness, but for its failed artiness, and for von Trier's failure to be true to his art.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Scenes are thus punctuated by as many jump cuts as punch lines--a technique that amplifies the sly humor.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

How fitting for the film that a computer is calling the shots. But how disappointing for us that it can't punch up a script.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An appealing low-budget quirky spoof on corporations.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Perverse humor pervades the films of Lars von Trier.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Here's hoping Lars von Trier's retirement will be brief. Cinema needs meddlesome provocateurs. An occasional stone in the shoe keeps us alert.

Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

A bit of a shambles, but perhaps in its lack of von Trier's usual pretensions will lie the charm of this film for some.

Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Drew Smith
I think The Boss of it All is the only von Trier film I truly dislike. Breaking the Waves was another, initially, and though I definitely still have my… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Boss of It All" is a surprisingly deft comedy by Lars von Trier about an actor, Kristoffer(Jens Albinus), who is hired to… More
Arash Xak
Pretentious & unengaging, Comedy,Von Trier style
Cameron Johnson
"I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now!". You know, I can't really help but think that whenever I see this film's… More
Gordon Anderson
Disappointing update to the Dogme school restrictions with an automavision shooting system. Von Trier may have found it an interesting technical exercise but it… More
Sylvester Kuo
Lars von Trier once again surprised me with his witty writing and sharp direction. Direktøren for det hele is about an IT company where the so called… More