Like a Boss

critic Reviews

, 22% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Like a Boss oversees a merger of powerful comedic talents, but the end results are likely to leave audience members feeling swindled out of their investments.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Like a Boss is another perfectly pleasant, mid-tier comedy doomed to be forgotten, if not for the fact it features the potential birth of the next great comedy duo: Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    There's nothing wrong with the cast of this glossy comedy... Yet even this hugely likeable trio can't save a film that strives for subversive laughs and sisterly inspiration and falls short on both counts.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    If the basic test all studio comedies must pass is, "did anyone bother here?", all evidence points to a brisk, deflating hell-to-the-no.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Hayek brings more watchability to the project than it deserves. But she can't redeem a film this bafflingly slapdash.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    A few scatological gags are scattered through the script and Arteta lays on the slapstick with Haddish handling most of it. You get the impression that he's trying to make another Bridesmaids but that his nerve and his inspiration keep failing him.
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    Rumaan AlamThe New Republic
    I'm overthinking, but even bad art can tell us something about ourselves. At this point, we understand how business works. Why aim for the glass ceiling at all?
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    It does its job at being satisfactory the way one would expect but with some added touches.
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    Stephen A. RussellThe New Daily (Australia)
    Not every comedy has to be razor-sharp and satirically insightful. Sometimes a daft Friday night laugh is all we need.
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    Rachel Charlene LewisBitch Media
    [It] isn't an absolutely awful movie. It has a diverse cast and is clearly trying to make a statement about women being able to be business together without being catty...but it's unclear which goals the film prioritizes...
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Like a Boss is supposed to be a comedy about female empowerment in corporate America, but instead this movie has a very ghetto, misogynistic mindset that belongs in the same trash pile as a bunch of toxic and outdated cosmetics products.
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