The Operator
The Operator (2000)

Bob is an operator working for the InfoCorp corporation with a family to support. When the corporation installs a new efficiency system, it has unexpected consequences. Bob has to struggle to keep up with his work while trying to fend off… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 19, 2002
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The movie goes way over the top near the end, but unlike Hollywood films, which would've added violence and a car chase, The Operator's excesses all are in keeping with its theme.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The problem with the central character is that he starts off on such a low note of weak resistance that he doesn't have all that far to fall.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

...Dichter expects us to accept his abrupt transformation from ruthless player to spiritual convert with nothing more than a teary confession.

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Eli Sanders
Seattle Times

This debut film from local writer-director Jon Dichter has an interesting concept, but its execution feels a bit amateurish, especially in the dialogue.

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David Edelstein

Ends up feeling suffocatingly self-centered.

Ted Murphy

... a showcase for Michael Laurence, a little-known New York theater actor, who delivers a persuasive and finely detailed portrait of a despicable man.

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Except for its excesses and too-easy end, Mr. Dichter's original script takes us into Coen country.

Jan Stuart

The closer we get to unveiling Shiva ... the more ludicrous a conceit she becomes.

Harry Haun
Film Journal International

The film would benefit from another pair of eyes.

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