The Company Men
The Company Men (2011)

Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It might be hard for most viewers to identify with The Company Men's well-heeled protagonists, but writer/director John Wells uses their plight to make universally resonant points -- and gets the most out of his excellent cast.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It turns out that middle-ranking executives and even some corporate board members have feelings. Who knew?

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Tom Long
Detroit News

This is a film without spark. The frustrations are real, but they are neither terribly entertaining nor enlightening.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

It's tough to feel torn up about Ben Affleck having to sell his Porsche when most of us are hustling to make rent at the end of every month.

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Rafer Guzman

Everything is pat, from the stereotyped characters (Kevin Costner plays the noble blue-collar worker) to the obvious plot turns.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

"The Company Men" is a worthwhile outing that takes despair - but also resilience - seriously.

Kimber Myers
The Playlist

The Company Men, aka "The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People" or "Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie," tries to be timely, but it's as out of touch as Pat Buchanan.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There's also little sense of what these characters were like before reality came crashing down on them.

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Dana Stevens

The venerated American export that The Company Men most recalls isn't seagoing vessels -- it's hourlong dramatic television shows.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Amazing acting backed up by an authentic and emotionally engaging story makes The Company Men one of the best films of the year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A demanding film that wins us over little by little, tackling a downbeat topic with a slow, careful approach and asking us to be patient because the result will… More
Cynthia S.
Really good movie, and some really great acting, by some of Hollywood's best. So many people place their significance in how much they can buy, and not in… More
Melvin White
Phil Woodward: My life ended and nobody noticed. "In America, We Give Our Lives To Our Jobs. It's Time To Take Them Back." The Company Men was… More
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Directed (and written) by John Wells, The Weinstein Company, 2010. Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Craig T. Nelson, Chris Cooper and Kevin… More
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Chris Weber
Written and directed by John Wells (ER, The West Wing), this is a timely and relevant story about the effects of corporate downsizing during the recent economic… More