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Horrible Bosses

comedy


Three friends, harassed, insulted, and terrorized by their bosses, devise a convoluted but foolproof plan to rid the world of their respective employerspermanently.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    69%
  • Audience Score
    70%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 17
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

All-star comedy is pretty raunchy -- and hilarious.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this funny-but-raunchy comedy earns its R rating with scenes that include violence (guns and shooting, some fighting), heavy sexual innuendo (though no nudity), and almost constant foul language (including "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," and much more). Plus, one of the movie's villains has a cocaine problem, and the main characters are seen (accidentally) getting high as well as drinking. Of the three main characters (played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day), one is a serial seducer who sleeps with more than one woman during the movie, but the others -- despite planning to murder their evil bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Aniston) -- are generally good-hearted people.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether the main characters are sympathetic and/or admirable people. What makes them different from their bosses?
  • At least two characters think about sex most of the time and sleep with more than one partner. Is this a healthy outlet for them? What could they do differently?
  • Do the horrible bosses qualify as bullies? What are some more positive ways to handle bullies?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    69%
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  • Audience

    70%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A really enjoyable story about what most people have thought about at some point in their lives. Great characters, great actors and a fantastic plot. Highly recommended.

- StarCrossedVoyager, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

4 stars

A really enjoyable story about what most people have thought about at some point in their lives. Great characters, great actors and a fantastic plot. Highly recommended.

- StarCrossedVoyager, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

5 stars

Funny movie about three best buddies who hate their bosses. Like strangers on a train, they plot to kill each other's bosses. It's a bit off the wall like the Hangover. Good plot and cast. Funniest scenes are with Kevin Spacey. Strong language. Jennifer looks great but either has been airbrushed or has had some work done.

- thmtsang, Sunday, February 3, 2013