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Office Killer
Office Killer
Actors: Doug Barron, Jason Brill, Paula Cale, Alice Drummond, Mike Hodge
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 22min

Favorite screen stars Jeanne Tripplehorn (MICKEY BLUE EYES, SLIDING DOORS), Carol Kane (THE PALLBEARER, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES), and Molly Ringwald (TEACHING MRS. TINGLE, BETSY'S WEDDING) head a great cast in this campy and ...  more »


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Actors: Doug Barron, Jason Brill, Paula Cale, Alice Drummond, Mike Hodge
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Dimension
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/04/2002
Original Release Date: 12/03/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 12/03/1997
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 22min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

How to build your OWN home office for pennies a day!
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When still photographer Cindy Sherman announced she was making a feature film, the buzz was high in the indie community---high enough to warrent interest from Carol Kane, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Molly (yes) Ringwald. The film was released in late '97 to scalding reviews, denouncing it as sick, perverted, unfunny and simply pointless.Nothing could be further from the truth.This is the role Carol Kane has been waiting for all her life, after getting relegated to B and C roles in everything from the "Stranger Calls" series to the newly released "Jawbreaker". She gleams with an eerie intensity as seemingly mousy copywriter Doreen Douglas, whose downsizing to a part-time, work at home position, is just the catalyst she needs to plunge into the abyss of madness. For Doreen, her job IS her life, and when it's taken away, she takes steps to ensure her life doesn't leave quietly. "Office Killer" comes at a time when working at home is becoming more and more common place, and with it, the detachment inherent is bound to affect those who have little else going on in their lives. Kane's Doreen makes sure that if she can't be with her co-workers, they can sure be with her, under any circumstances.Tripplehorn turns in an appropriately plastic performance as the nice-girl-turned-climber and Ringwald chews the scenery as a bitchy writer who seems to be the only one to recognize Kane's increasingly bizarre behavior. Only Barbara Sukowa, as the managing editor, turns in a way way over the top turn, that is grating in it's staginess.The most gruesome scenes here are almost borderline funny, which sounds sick, I know. But if taken in the context of Doreen's warped mind and Kane's sharp characterization, the result is Pathos mixed with nausea. "Office Killer" may not be a movie you would even want to see, but it isn't half as bad as you've read. The problem most people have with it I think----is that it hits them where they live and makes them uncomfortable. But, then again, independant cinema needs more films like that."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a die hard fan of cindy sherman...I have to say that I was dying just to get ahold of this movie and when I finally did.....gee....I nearly had an orgasm while watching it. this is definetely a piece of sherman's can see it all through out the movie, although this movie is not for everyone.....I think it was delicious I adore her work and nearly passed out when I held the cover to the movie...isn't that great? well I think that everyone has their own opinion and that is fair...I don't think that she was looking to please everyone and that's what makes good me at least. If you enjoyed this movie or are a fan of her work I would be delighted to talk with you! email me at: jesus_kriste@yahoo.comkiss kissAa"
The first film to come from photo-genious, cindy sherman
(5 out of 5 stars)

"cindy sherman, one of the greatest contemporary photographers, made her directoral debute with this soon-to-be cult classic thriller. "office killer" captures the essence of a lonely office worker (carol kane) gone mad. it is a true thriller that will make twisted minds laugh. the creative cinematography only contributes to the seductive quality of this film. great for movie lovers, film study, and photography classes."
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Whew, this one got trashed here, didn't it? Well, I enjoyed it, actually. It's an arty little B-movie... A curiosity which is shaken to life by Carol Kane's near-flawless performance. Wow! A role she sinks her teeth (and knives) into. I'd love to give specific examples but they're so well-timed I'd be spoiling it. The viewer is led to be sympathetic, then not, then sympathetic again in a very refreshing way. My personal quibbles are a few character inconsistencies, some arty shots that, while beautiful, are distracting, and the disappointingly Hollywood ending... Otherwise, this gruesome, bleak little exercise is fun, sick fun, but FUN... Hey, Cindy Sherman loves THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and this is in a similar vein... When other arty directors are bludgeoning the viewer with self-indulgence and lame messages, this film provides a welcome alternative."