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60
Office Christmas Party is a naughty Xmas comedy stuffed with enough ho-ho-hos and ha-ha-has to corrupt this holiday season.
60
McKinnon, Aniston and Jillian Bell's smiley pimp run away with the show, and as the party wears on, it becomes increasingly, thrillingly surreal.
60
In the annual way of these things, Office Christmas Party is something you might regret not dropping in on, but you could cut your losses after an hour or so, and only miss sordid carnage and a sore head.
50
For all its attempts at inventive excess - and at slightly more sophisticated humour - this scattershot gross-out comedy ends up producing chuckles rather than real laughs.
40
In a year of Bad Moms, Bad Santas and Bad Neighbours, this is, essentially, Bad Employees: another irresponsible-adults comedy, another great cast, and another erratic script. Catch it for McKinnon.
40
Turn them loose, and this cast has nearly endless potential to be outrageous, and yet, the script...keeps interrupting the festivities with unnecessary details about whether the company will even be around tomorrow.
40
It's a frenetic grab bag of strained shtick, however expertly delivered by ace comic performers.
38
Slant Magazine
Josh Gordon and Will Speck's Office Christmas Party generally smacks of trying too hard to earn its laughs.
33
Like any office Christmas party you've ever been forced to attend, it kind of feels a little bit too much like work to be fun, and - like any office Christmas party you've ever been forced to attend - it's just a tiny bit too diverting for you to storm out before the whole thing crawls to its sad conclusion.
30
A busy but witless and stale comedy that rehashes every raunchy gag we expect from R-rated comedies, it also wears its hackneyed sentimentality and cookie-cutter underdog story beats as proudly as adhesive nametags.

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