Horrible Bosses

Three friends, Nick (Jason Bateman, Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dales (Charlie Day), are slaving away at their jobs in Los Angeles and have one thing in common; they each have horrible bosses. One night they hatch a foolproof plan to murder them and hire an ex-con (Jamie Foxx) as an adviser. Well, he isn't what they expected and their foolproof plan has a very likely chance to get them thrown behind bars for the rest of their lives.

At some point in your life, you're going to end up with a horrible boss. In fact, I've been unfortunate enough to have a few of them over the years. But as bad as things were, I never once contemplated murder (torture, maybe, but never murder!). Anyway, I found this movie to be mostly entertaining for the first two acts and I actually felt a little something for the characters. Sadly, the third act falls apart with childish antics and plenty of foul language.

The bold color palette translates nicely in 1080p and the AVC encode features inky blacks and revealing shadows. Detail wavers from scene-to-scene and can look a tad soft and filtered. The pedestrian sound design doesn't do much to showcase all that lossless audio has to offer, but there are some occasional discrete effects that had me looking over my shoulder.

Supplements include both the theatrical and extended versions of the film, four "making-of" featurettes, deleted scenes, BD-Live functionality, and an UltraViolet Digital Copy.

This is one of the few movies I saw in the theater this year and it doesn't improve with a second viewing. The casting of the villains/bosses is its strongest point and delivers most of the laughs and is worth at least one look, but I'm not sure a purchase is warranted.

Ratings

Picture:4/5
3D-Ness: N/A
Sound: 3.5/5
Extras: 3/5
Interactivity: N/A

Disc Specs

Studio: Warner (2011)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio Format: DTS-HD MA 5.1
Length: 106 Min
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Seth Gordon
Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

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