Office Space 1999

Critics score:
79 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Drably shot, unimaginatively written and shallowly acted. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: The more you peer beneath the surface humor of Office Space the scarier and more serious its vision of contemporary existence becomes. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: As an update on eternal verities of life near the bottom rung of the corporate ladder, it's both knowing and amusing. Read more

Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News: Leave your mind-numbing jobs and march to the nearest megaplex. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: It has the loose-jointed feel of a bunch of sketches packed together into a narrative that doesn't gather much momentum. Read more

David Edelstein, Slate: A take-this-job-and-shove-it movie about the crushing malevolence of the corporate environment, it's on the verge of being really good. Read more

Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader: The gags about the daily grind and what happens when a drone forgets how to be submissive make for beautifully low-key satire. Read more

Paul Clinton (, A nice meat-and-potatoes comedy. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Office Space feels cramped and underimagined. I think Judge is capable of making an inspired live-action comedy, but next time he'll have to remember to do what he does in his animated ones -- keep the madness popping. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: When Peter actively rebels and is ironically rewarded for his efforts by the head honchos, the picture loses its bite -- what began as discomfiting satire soon devolves into silly farce. Read more

Michael Sragow, New Yorker: A hilarious knockdown of corporate culture. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: Judge may not be fully aware of how wildly talented he is, which, in a Hollywood culture swarming with talentless blowhards, makes him something of an anomaly. Read more

Jami Bernard, New York Daily News: With a judiciously executed hip-hop soundtrack and the same anti-conformist spirit that informs Judge's TV cartoons, "Office Space" can expect to attract people who aren't even old enough to be stuck in dead-end jobs. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Fails to sustain its comic momentum or high energy level. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie's dialogue is smart. It doesn't just chug along making plot points. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Its plot may be a standard-issue office drone's revenge fantasy, but its characters and its nowheresville setting are uncannily realized. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Judge's sense of the ridiculous serves him well. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Some horrible Monday, why not cut work to see it? Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Frequently uproarious. Read more

Justine Elias, Village Voice: A surprisingly good-natured comedy about the suppressed rage and paranoia of unappreciated employees. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Office Space, a knowing, somewhat slight, often hilarious sendup of cubicle culture, exploits the yuks in the chronic misery of those routinely exposed to the monotonous gray of corporate minds and company decor. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Although the movie has hilarious moments throughout, its thematic thinness is writ fairly large on the big screen. Read more