Killing one's boss is a fantasy many have indulged in and as a premise it works wonderfully in the favor of this film. Three archetypal bad bosses are pitted against three average Joes. The result - a funny, sometimes bizarre and ridiculously crazy film.
The story revolves around three guys who (hilariously) oppressed at the hands of their (hilariously) horrible bosses, decide to bump them off with the help of a contract killer. But the best laid plans of men and mice often go awry. And this is where the film also starts to falter. Some really inane twists and turns owed to some unimaginative writing lets the film down towards the end. .
As actors go, this film boasts of some really big names. From thespians like Donald Sutherland and Kevin Spacey to bad boy Collin Farrell and America's own sweetheart Jennifer Aniston; every one of them is a delight to watch. The three bosses, Spacey, Aniston and Farrell are the life of the film and Jennifer Aniston displays some topnotch comic timing.
Director Seth Gordon has managed to craft a film that is whimsical, racy and over-the-top. But it works for the most part. Also some bad censor cutting mars the experience slightly. Try and get the DVD to get the full experience as the director intended it to be.
Overall, Horrible Bosses is a fun film to watch. Go out to see this with your boss and colleagues. You never know what might be around the corner for you. 3 stars.