The Search for John Gissing
The Search for John Gissing (2001)

Alan Rickman and Janeane Garofalo headline writer/director Mike Binder's comedy about an American businessman who is summoned to London under the auspice of overseeing an impending business merger, only to discover that he is actually… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Foundas

A refreshing antidote to gross-out comedies, this is a very funny film, sometimes uproariously so, but it's also low-key and measured.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

It's Rickman who runs away with the whole film by running the gamut from teflon smoothie to desperate madman.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Audiences will get more than the adult daily dose of big laughs.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A serviceable comedy; uneven, but offers laughs throughout and doesn't make any serious mistakes

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

It's loaded with witty dialogue, and the use of jump cuts gives the movie a distinctive look and a harried, discombobulated pace that absolutely suits the material.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In the midst of all this running around Binder finds a lulling tone, thanks mainly to the quality of the performances.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Warring tactics in and out of a London boardroom suggest a Molière farce with the characters and plot to carry it off.

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"until you look in the dictionary and look up the word 'Fine' it means were fucked, ok fucked" Hehe Alan Rickman ! I couldnt wait to get… More