The Company Men – Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper & Kevin Costner
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 5 January 2012
The Company Men (2010) Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner, written and directed by John Wells. Given the title and the cast, one could think that The Company Men was sharp, gritty film about the CIA and its operatives. And one would be wrong. In fact The Company Men is a drama about upper echelon corporate American men, of various ages, all from the same global firm, and how they deal with losing their jobs. Of course, The Company Men could have been about that same subject and been sharp and gritty as well, and it is not, and it’s unfortunate that, with such a cast, the opportunity was missed. Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner do well with the poor script, especially Jones. Ben Affleck’s portrayal, on the other hand, leaves very much to be desired. However, with such poor writing and banal directing, let’s not judge the cast too severely. (PR)
See our posts on the films The Town and State of Play, starring Ben Affleck, and the films The Fugitive, In the Valley of Elah, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones.
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