Office Space
Office Space (1999)

Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a computer programmer working for Initech in Houston. Every day, he and his friends Samir (Ajay Naidu) and Michael Bolton (David Herman as not THAT Michael Bolton), suffer endless indignities and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 31, 1999
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mike Judge lampoons the office grind with its inspired mix of sharp dialogue and witty one-liners.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

With a judiciously executed hip-hop soundtrack and the same anti-conformist spirit that informs Judge's TV cartoons, "Office Space" can expect to attract people who aren't even old enough to be stuck in dead-end jobs.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

A hilarious knockdown of corporate culture.

Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun

Imagine a live-action version of Dilbert, or In the Company of Men reconceived as a lighthearted romp, and you get the idea of Office Space, the auspicious live-action debut of Mike Judge.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Office Space, a knowing, somewhat slight, often hilarious sendup of cubicle culture, exploits the yuks in the chronic misery of those routinely exposed to the monotonous gray of corporate minds and company decor.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Office Space feels cramped and underimagined. I think Judge is capable of making an inspired live-action comedy, but next time he'll have to remember to do what he does in his animated ones -- keep the madness popping.

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Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Isn't it a shame that people expect certain conventions from their movies -- niggling little things like interesting plots with beginnings, middles and ends, and maybe a little character development thrown in for good measure?

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The more you peer beneath the surface humor of Office Space the scarier and more serious its vision of contemporary existence becomes.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Frequently uproarious.

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Jason Caro
Radio Times

This unconventional satire of work relationships and office politics is one of the oddest studio comedies in years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Ron Livingston became my hero in this movie. One of the most funny movies out there. No one sees this and doesnt die of laughter. The corporate world just… More
Phil Hubbs
Utterly brilliant satirical comedy based around your typical everyday office job or more specifically IT office job. After seeing this again after a very long… More
Bob Stinson
Stick to Dilbert. OK the "Flair" stuff was funny.
Christian C
Funny.
Carlos Magalh„es
Anyone who knows and appreciates the satirical office humor of the Dilbert comic strips will probably find this sophisticated comedy very funny - and those who… More
Randy Tippy
I can see so much of my own day-to-day hell in this film. Corporate servitude at its hysterical best.