HT Schuyler: Horrible Bosses Review

Posted: July 13, 2011 by htschuyler in HT Schuyler's Movie Reviews

Rated 14A for strong language, sexual references and mild violence.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.

Directed by: Seth Gordon.

Horrible Bosses tells the story of the three people who have been pushed around to no end by their bosses, and decide to hatch a plan to murder them…and hilarity ensues. Each character’s boss is “horrible” in their own way, Jason Bateman’s boss (Kevin Spacey) is a psychopath, Charlie Day’s boss (Jennifer Aniston) is constantly trying to get him to have sex with her, but he has a fiancé, and Jason Sudeikis boss (Colin Farrell) is just a flat out dick. So, they decide that the only way to solve their problems is to murder their bosses.

The three main leads get along together very well, and you are convinced that they are actually friends. They have some great dialogue, and are constantly talking over each other, which is funny sometimes but can get annoying at times because your not sure who is saying what. The three lead actors are all very good, and make great protagonists for the film. All of the bosses are played really well, and each boss is unique and hilarious. Kevin Spacey is great, granted, it’s Kevin Spacey, he’s always great. Jennifer Aniston is actually really good, and convincing in her role. Colin Farrell is simply hilarious. His character is such a dick, but very funny. A minor complaint would be that his character was not in the movie enough. Jamie Foxx has a small role, but is also very funny. Overall acting is convincing and funny.

The Good:

The movie is never dull, and is consistently funny from start to finish. Despite taking a while to set up what the movie is actually about, once it does it’s very fast and doesn’t waste an opportunity to be funny. As I said before the three leads get along great together, and you have a lot of fun watching them interact with each other. The movie is also surprising at times, and is not afraid to take dark turns. The movie keeps you entertained and surprised throughout, and you are never bored. I also found that this movie just got funnier as it went on, and had a satisfying conclusion.

The Bad:

Despite the character’s getting along well with each other, I found that they were underdeveloped, and you never really care that much for them. You understand their motivation, but don’t really care if they succeed or not. Also, the character’s can get annoying at times, especially when they are constantly arguing and you can’t tell what’s being said. Also, parts of the ending seemed really far fetched, but I won’t spoil it. Overall I didn’t have that many flaws with this film.

In Conclusion:

This is a very entertaining film. It’s funny, clever and surprising enough to keep you entertained throughout. The chemistry between characters works really well, I just wish they were a little more developed. The plot has its twists and turns, and despite minor flaws it creates a very fun and enjoyable movie that I highly recommend.


  1. pgcooper1939 says:

    This seems like about what I was expecting. Which is good, because I do wanna see this.

  2. CMrok93 says:

    I thought this was pretty funny. Bateman, Day and Sudeikis had really great chemistry and Aniston, Spacey, and Farrell were all pretty evil and villainous as the bosses.. I did wish it would have gotten a bit darker at times but overall, pretty good I thought. Good Review!

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