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Movie Review: 'Office Space'

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Office Space

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
89 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/19/99
performer:
Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Stephen Root
director:
Mike Judge
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Mike Judge
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C

Oh, those studio duds released in the dead of winter: They inevitably resurface on video during the dog days of summer. A case in point is Office Space, a tepid spoof of workplace politics, in which an office schlepp (Livingston) overdoses on hypnotherapy, burying his inhibitions just enough to plan a rip-off of the company. Trouble is, hypnosis also makes him a verrry laid-back guy — and that’s all too appropriate for the ho-hum pace of writer-director Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head), whose move from animation to live action has somehow dulled his anarchic instincts.