Men at Work
Men at Work (1990)

A pair of garbage workers (Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez) are shocked to find the body of a city councilman in one of their trash cans. With help from a supervisor (Keith David), the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 24, 1990
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

The grotesque practical jokes perpetrated against two interfering bumblers are genuinely funny, while Estevez and Sheen remain cutely goofy even when indulging themselves in this adolescent idiocy.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Estevez tries hard (as usual, Sheen just shows up), but the laughs simply aren't there.

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TV Guide

Despite its ample flaws, Men at Work is never boring and often is a lot of fun; however, it would have benefitted from the pruning of a few of its misfired visual gags,

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie's desire to please is tireless, also engaging. Mr. Estevez's screenplay is not entirely coherent, but it has a number of comically crackpot lines.

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Brian Orndorf

It's just not much of a motion picture, dropping the potential of a unique workplace perspective to deliver static monkey business, streaked with leftover clown make-up from Weekend at Bernie's.

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Frank Ochieng

Banal brotherly project concocted up by real life siblings Sheen and Estevez. An uneven and unfunny ruse under the dour direction of Estevez

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Like the jokes, the brothers' rapport seems recycled from childhood. Sheen and Estevez are hardly working.

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Steve Crum

Lame trash men comedy, early Estevez and Sheen.


The Sheen brothers display how useless they are in this, the dumbest of dumb comedies, proof that they'll never be confused with the Marx Brothers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
If you always wanted to see brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez together in a film, watch this movie. It's a story you may have seen before, but… More
Phil Hubbs
An amusing little flick that is only good really cos of the Sheen brothers. They work well of each other and do produce some funny moments. Its very cheesey and… More
David Ladd
A true guilty pleasure, Men at Work sees Carl (Charlie Sheen) and James (Emilio Estevez) as two no hope surfers/garbage men who pipe dream about opening their… More
Summer W.
I loved this when I was younger, and I remember it fondly even though it's probably crap.
Wahida K
Men at Work is one of my Favourite Movies. It has many LOLs moments.
Candy Rose
Charlie and Emilio find a body while on their garbage collection rounds.

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