Two guys. One job. No rules.
Sean William Scott, John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen, Gil Bellows
|Editing||Myron I. Kerstein, Tim Streeto|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Dimension Films|
|Language||Very frequent and pretty strong|
|Sex||Some innuendo and sexual references|
|Violence||Low impact, disagreements|
|Comments||There are some scenes of dope smoking. This movie is unlikely to be of interest to younger viewers.|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Pete Hammond A smart independent comedy that needs strong marketing to find the kind of savvy audience willing to give this odd duck a fighting chance.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert It's one of those off-balance movies that seems searching for the right tone.
Adam Nayman The Promotion is visually flat and the tone wanders, but it’s not venal, it’s not judgmental, it doesn’t require its characters to drop several IQ points to facilitate plot twists and it doesn’t cop out at the end. It’s an odd case of a film whose modest worthiness is bound up in the things it lacks.
James Berardinelli To the degree that The Promotion is funny, it's because there's wit in the script.
C. Fuchs While Conrad avoids pegging either character as the good or bad guy (at least that much is a welcome respite from the usual Hollywood trappings), in the end we don't really care about either of them and thus have no reason to want one or the other to succeed or fail. In the absence of clever or witty surroundings, a film like this has to elicit some sort of reaction from the viewer to work.
Tomatometer With a workplace-related theme worthy of satire, The Promotion features some sharp witticisms but ultimately disappoints.
What the People say
6341 Netizens A story with depth and charm.
Average .. 50%