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Thank You for Smoking

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United Kingdom, United States · 2005
1h 32m
Director Jason Reitman
Starring Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody
Genre Comedy, Drama

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco while still trying to be a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" are put to the test.

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Variety by David Rooney

Playing a Big Tobacco lobbyist, Aaron Eckhart puts his golden news-anchor good looks and smooth conviction to better use than in any pic since his breakthrough film, "In the Company of Men."


L.A. Weekly by Ella Taylor

As sleek, clever and cocky as its anti-heroic protagonist, Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), a hard-driving lobbyist for the tobacco industry who can turn the most unpromising PR quagmire to his own advantage with a few well-turned lies posing as rational argument.


ReelViews by James Berardinelli

Despite its many strengths, Thank You for Smoking hovers around mediocrity, and its lasting impression is like a puff of smoke that is dissipated by a strong gust of wind.


Village Voice by Michael Atkinson

Instead of hitting the gas and allowing the scenario to rock 'n' roll with g-forces, Reitman keeps his movie small, unvaried, slack, and deliberately and oddly, completely smoke-free.


Rolling Stone by Peter Travers

Both sides of the political fence will feel royally skewered. All that's lacking is a warning from the Surgeon General: This film will make you laugh till it hurts.


The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias

Much like his father Ivan (Ghostbusters), first-time director Jason Reitman has a broad, anything-goes comedic sensibility that allows silly gags and incidental humor to sneak in alongside the satirical barbs.

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