20 July 2011
2011, 98mins, 15
Director: Seth Gordon
Writer (s): Michael Markowitz, Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Cast includes: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx
UK Release Date: 22nd July 2011
It may not be high art but “Horrible Bosses” is still an incredibly funny film. Director Seth Gordon makes the most of a tremendous cast here, blending the usual bromantic angles with lashings of black humour and an affinity for vulgarity. I imagine on paper the picture was a considerably more macabre affair, “Horrible Bosses” in practice actually establishing a fairly goofy tone. The film refuses to take itself seriously, instead leaving it up to a group of solid comics and a trio of energetic Hollywood stalwarts to carry the picture through. There are moments of subversive madness, but generally “Horrible Bosses” is content to play as a crowd-pleaser, and left me pleased it certainly did.
A Review by Daniel Kelly, 2011