Fired! (2006)

Devastated after being fired by director Woody Allen, actress Annabelle Gurwitch sets out on a soul-searching journey to discover whether getting the axe was the best or worst thing ever to happen in her professional career. Anyone who has… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This well-intentioned documentary is too broad in its subjects to have any sort of cohesion.

John Maynard
Washington Post

It's a shame Allen fired her from that play. After all, then she might not have had the time to make this documentary.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

A sharper documentarian might've tried harder to bridge the gap between the problems of the legitimate American work force and the struggles of relatively well-off celebrities, but Gurwitch, while charming, isn't exactly brimming with insight.

Karina Montgomery

Narcisisstic, un-empathetic, but stumbles into genuine entertainment at times despite that.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

As for her anticorporate muckraking, I can say only that I have watched Michael Moore and I have met Michael Moore, and Gurwitch is no Michael Moore.

Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

The video is heavy on actors and other showbiz types, and the self-centered Gurwitch doesn't distinguish between a factory worker laid off after decades on the job and an actor getting rejected during tryouts.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews best when Gurwitch is chatting with fellow celebrities...

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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times

Serious portions, in which Gurwitch appears far too often to be mugging and cracking wise, are intercut with dumb sketches.

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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

At the very least, it's gainful, worthwhile employment for its likable star.

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David Cornelius

A mish-mash of insincere journalism and too-random anecdoting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Getting Fired By Woody Allen Was Just The Beginning
Mark Abell
A humorous look at a not very humorous condition: being fired. This viewer can relate to the subject matter, as he has been fired from numerous jobs, and he has… More
William Goss
Sways between anecdotes and insight, general repetition and genuine charm.