Sunday, January 24, 2010

Several reviews of ‘The Company Men’…..

Review by S.T. Vanairsdate - Excerpt: The high-octane recession parable The Company Men entered the Sundance zeitgeist Friday night, screening again this morning to a monumentally stuffed, 1,270-person strong Eccles Theater. The question going in seemed to be, “Do we really need another Up in the Air right now?” The answer, of course, would be “No.” But The Company Men isn’t just another Up in the Air. It’s better. See the review at the following link:

Review by Todd McCarthy - Excerpt: Despite its strong name cast, the picture has more the air of a deluxe cable TV offering than of a viable theatrical attraction….Cooper, Jones and Nelson shrewdly underplay in cagey-old-vet fashion, while Costner's common man seems years younger and healthier. See the review at the following link:

Review by Rob Thomas – Excerpt: Kevin Costner also has a small but effective role as Bobby's brother-in-law, a blue-collar carpenter who eventually hires him on…..Wells said the fact that these boom-and-bust periods seem to always hurt ordinary workers the most indicates that it's time to evaluate how the entire economy is structured. "It's really time that we look at how this all works," Wells said. "It seems like the people on the top always skate away while the people in the middle get smashed." See the review at the following link:

Review by Kirk Honeycutt – Excerpt: Naturally, Wells attracts top-flight talent, so this “first-timer” has Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones to head his cast. That ought to help out a film that could meet considerable box office resistance. Those who have been laid off know all about this and those hanging on probably don’t want to hear about it. A distributor can expect only modest returns, although the film may show up in college courses in a decade or two when students study the calamitous recession of the early 21st century. See the review at the following link:

Review by Christopher Kelly – Excerpt: ….it deserves considerable credit for capturing so many precise details of middle-class unemployment…..And the cast — which also includes Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) as Affleck’s wife, Kevin Costner in a small role as his working-class brother-in-law and Craig T. Nelson as a heartless corporate CEO — is uniformly terrific. Here’s hoping a distributor takes a chance on this downbeat but deeply relevant effort. See the review at the following link:

Review by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub and David Chen – on VIDEO at the following link:

Company Men review from /Film on Vimeo.

Posted by Aaron and Loren – Excerpt: I got the last (golden) ticket. 'The Company Men' stars Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Craig T. Nelson, and Kevin Costner. It really is quite a good movie about today's economy and what it all means to the people finding themselves laid off in the wake of corporate greed. See their blog and a picture of the movie ticket, at the following link:

Remember this? “Kevin Costner Throws The Pigskin” at Extra while filming ‘The Company Men’ at the following link:

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