Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking (2006)

Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loaded with delightfully unscrupulous characters and and a witty, cynical script, Thank You For Smoking is a sharp satire with a brilliantly smarmy lead performance from Aaron Eckhart.

Stephanie Zacharek

The picture is obviously a satire, but it has no sharpness, no sense of daring.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Deliciously nasty, naughty satire.

Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Curiously, the film's key drawback --its impassive resolution feels a little too slick -- is arguably indicative of the theme: no matter how much we may think we're peeling back the layers, all we arrive at is another façade.

Jessica Winter
Time Out

Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a candy cigarette.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Reitman, still in his 20s, knows something that many more seasoned directors never figure out: how to make audiences laugh along with a film that's laughing at itself.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Thank You For Smoking gets much of its juice from a superb Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Even the good lines here last a self-congratulatory beat too long.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Literate and smirky in its assault on liars and fools across the map.

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Fernando F. Croce

The joke fizzles

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With a solid performance from Aaron Eckhart and offering us a deliciously clever commentary on rhetoric, Reitman's debut is an enjoyable satire - even… More
Kevin M. Williams
Lying's not murder, is it ... and that's the popular wisdom, a thought that guides many existences, but in this flush comedy the lead proclaims, no,… More
xGary Xx
Nick Naylor is possibly the most hated man in America; his job is basically to peddle poison to children. But it pays the mortgage...This extremely clever and… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] A piece of brilliantly black comedy with direction from the great Jason… More
paul oh
Cleaver Thats the best way to describe this movie and the way Aaron Eckhart acts throughout the whole movie. Enjoy!
Jason Robinson
Aaron Eckhart is so legit in this movie. Excellent script, excellent direction -- one of those movies that you enjoy so much you don't mind getting… More