You watch Management thinking of the comedy Aniston and Zahn could have made, and wishing you were watching that movie instead.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
Random weirdness aside, Belber telegraphs this story arc from Sue's first drop-in to Podunk. Message received. No surprises here.
-Troy MelhusFull Review
Management has two things going for it: Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston. Luckily, those are two very good things.
-Tom LongFull Review
Padding disguised as a feature-length screenplay.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
Ultimately the second half completely undermined the first half.
-Ben MankiewiczFull Review
Zahn is essentially stalking Aniston and it's really just downright creepy.
-Ben LyonsFull Review
Despite the essential implausibility of the story, Management remains for the most part as endearing as its leads.
-Dana StevensFull Review
Sometimes a movie thinks it's one thing (charming) when it's really something else (creepy).
-Peter RainerFull Review
The film is a failure if it can't convince us that these two people belong together. It can't, and barely tries.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
But if there's a point to be made here, it's that persistence pays off, whether you're onscreen or in the audience.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
A large part of Management's charm, [is that] it wanders through some fresh locations (Maryland, Arizona and Washington), takes some offbeat detours and just generally refuses to be predictable.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Though it doesn't always work, it's an idea with its heart in the right place and, paired with nonshock comedy, it's a nice change of pace.
-Betsy SharkeyFull Review
Management is ultimately undone by its own bland idiosyncrasies. It's nothing but a mismanaged opportunity.
-Stephanie ZacharekFull Review
Management is just an average movie, but Aniston's performance is a very lovely thing.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
If it isn't half as good -- or as funny -- as its forerunners, it maintains its integrity as a small, sweet-natured comedy that refuses to obey the commercial dictates of Hollywood by allowing its characters to determine their own zany destinies.
Sometimes a cute-stalker movie can win the audience's heart. Management only makes you ponder the line between true love and a restraining order.
-Ty BurrFull Review
[Steve Zahn] is the single biggest reason why Management is a delightfully screwball romantic comedy and not a crazed-stalker film.
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
The plot is too sprawling for the structure. That's often the way with debut films: so many notions, so little time.
-Joe MorgensternFull Review
Playwright Stephen Belber, in his directing debut, comes close to the sweet spot. He's not there yet. But he'll be worth watching next time.
-Peter TraversFull Review
It's a handful of ostensibly quirky ideas glued together by irritatingly conventional devices.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
Management isn't even a good stalker-training film. It's pretty much a waste of everyone's time, especially yours.
-Connie OgleFull Review
Though the flimsy romance follows a predictable path, Management has its whimsically offbeat moments, and Zahn is puppy-dog adorable.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
A likably oddball romantic comedy about a traveling saleswoman and a motel night manager who won't leave her alone.
-Steven ReaFull Review
This quirky indie romance is beguiling at first but later succumbs to artifice.
-Andrea GronvallFull Review
Management works as a sweet rom-com with some fairly big laughs.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Poor scriptwriting decisions and a failure to advance the romance in a gradual, credible fashion doom whatever chances this could have had to enrapture audiences.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
An indie dud.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
In this Springtime of our Discontent, Management offers a bit of sunny but not entirely silly escapism.
-Andrew SarrisFull Review
Neatly mixing whimsical quirkiness, straight-faced absurdity and affecting melancholy, Management is a slight but likable dramedy.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
The plot doesn't always make sense, and when it does it's often pretty predictable, but when all is said and done, this romantic comedy starring the ultracute Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston ultimately delivers the goods.