Simple and effective comedy that captures perfectly the mundanity, absurdity and toxicity of modern business park corporate life. There are good turns all round, both straight and stylised, anchored by Livingston's seemingly effortless performance. The sharp script and well chosen soundtrack combine perfectly to make for a very satisfying whole.
A smart comedy that satirizes principals of corporate work through the lenses of its insufficiency to the point of absurdity that, ironically, doesn't seem so far fetched. The first half masterfully throws surprises and deus ex machinas as if they were playing cards, but the second one looses its course and it's concluded in a more traditional way. Stephen Root is force of nature and fitting epilogue though.
2.4 stars. I have miles of affection for 'King of the Hill' and so have a lot of time for Mike Judge despite my disagreeing with his politics. However, I find 'Office Space' a deeply complacent film. I will straight-up admit I am biased against it b/c it was the favourite film of an old housemate who told me that my putting bubbles in a fountain was as bad as having stabbed someone. He worked in an office!
Mike Judge makes up for Beavis and bro with a fantabulous comedy about workaday life...four stars for the Geto Boyz soundtracked annihilation of a fax machine.... Who doesn't relate to this relation to technology sometimes? If this review lacks Flair, please feel free to leave a comment...
Damn, this is very accurate - so true it bothers you. If you have ever worked on office space, you get the drama. Unless, of course, if you are the one starting it - then this will sound delusional and stereotypical. This is what I call a contemporary self-portrait.
Mike Judge, Dickens of contemporary corporate America. So funny but so right on the money it's depressing. Fucking America, this is what we've come to. We've wasted more potential, people, and chunks of the planet than Rome and Babylon and England. Beavis and Butthead, Office Space, King of the Hill, Idiocracy, all more true than Ken Burns's entire output, future stuff included. This is America. Smell the glove.