Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking
  • R
  • 1h 33m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh86%
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Based on Christopher Buckley's acclaimed 1994 novel of the same title, Thank You For Smoking is a fiercely satirical look at today's "culture of spin."

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh86%
Critics Consensus: Loaded with delightfully unscrupulous characters and and a witty, cynical script, Thank You For Smoking is a sharp satire with a brilliantly smarmy lead performance from Aaron Eckhart.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Salon.com
Stephanie Zacharek
Rotten

The picture is obviously a satire, but it has no sharpness, no sense of daring.

January 29, 2019
Guardian
Mark Kermode
Fresh

There's enough bite in the dialogue and performances to provoke a hacking cough of approval, and t...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Jessica Winter
Rotten

Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Mostly clever comedy about lobbyists. For adults.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes frequent use of the f-word (over 20 times). Lobbyists discuss their devious tactics and corrupt employers (firearms, alcohol, and Big Tobacco), comparing death tolls, diseases (fetal alcohol syndrome, cancer), and gruesome inspirations (the gun lobbyist was moved by the shootings at Kent State). Nick is kidnapped and covered with nicotine patches, landing in the hospital. Characters do not smoke on screen, but they do drink occasionally. Characters discuss sex and lust using slang; one sex scene. A primary theme suggests that lobbying is a form of lying to sell product and ideas.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:March 17, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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