Horrible Bosses

Rated 3.0

Three strong comedic actors make what is generally a rip-off of the 1980 comedy 9 to 5 a pretty good time in this sporadically funny movie. While it won’t take any awards for being one of the year’s more original comedies, it’s funny enough to make it worth seeing for a few good laughs. Three men (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) are all having murderous thoughts about each of their bosses (played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston). They hire a hitman (Jamie Foxx) to do the deed, but he insists upon only advising them. While the three workplace victims and their bosses are all funny in this movie, I have to pick Bateman as my favorite. His straight-faced, deadpan reactions—used to full effect during his Arrested Development days—are top-notch and never off the mark. There’s something very funny about his debate with Sudeikis about who would get raped more if they went to prison.