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When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
Comedy - This is a raunchy and crude comedy aimed at adult moviegoers, and
despite the title, the holiday theme is not too strong. This is an
ensemble piece featuring a number of known stars, but some actors
such as Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, and Olivia Munn have larger roles
than others, such as Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon, have much
smaller ones. Constant language, crude sex humor, and drug use make
the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 23 S-words; 2 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Falls, fights, and hits mostly played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Very frequent alcohol, plus some cocaine and tobacco. ACTION: One big car chase. COMEDY: Constant raunchy and crude humor, both verbal and physical.
Roger EbertFull Review Average "Office Christmas Party” serves as yet another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise (as evident with an unnecessary end-credits blooper reel) instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of logic often leads to a decline in sustained laughter.
Rolling StoneFull Review Poor ...this pooped party brings you down from all the jokes that don't land and the flop sweat pouring off good actors whose forced cheer is exhausting. ...they score so many laughs and hint at the wild thing that Office Christmas Party could have been if it didn't take itself so damn seriously. Bummer.
Slant MagazineFull Review Below Average Playing off of actors' established brands is just about the only thing going for this all-star comedy, which essentially plays as a collision course of familiar personas. Josh Gordon and Will Speck's Office Christmas Party generally smacks of trying too hard to earn its laughs.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 26 moviegoers:
TEENS: The two males loved it, as did half the ladies. One of the remaining three ladies rated it "average," but the other two didn't enjoy it at all with one even hating it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Two males rated it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. The third male felt it was just an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). As for the four ladies, one loved it, two enjoyed it very much and one rated it "average."
ADULTS: One male loved it, but the other two felt it was just an "average" movie. Half of the eight ladies loved it with a fifth one rating it "above average." The remaining three felt it was just an "average" movie.