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Bad Words
Jason Bateman plays a grown man who finds a loophole to compete in a kids national spelling bee, but the reasons are only known to him.
"...Directed by: Jason Bateman. Starring: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Philip..."

March 21, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Office Christmas Party
Workplace comedy lacks the laughs
"...Directed by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon,..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Is Where I Leave You
Awfully likeable ensemble comedy.
"...Directed by: Shawn Levy. Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne,..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mansome
Will Arnett and Jason Bateman are our guides in this Morgan Spurlock documentary that looks at men's relationship with their body hair in contemporary America.
"...film's executive producers (and onscreen jokemeisters) Will Arnett and Jason Bateman hit the spas and grooming palaces, the deeper..."

May 18, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Family Fang
Jason Bateman directs and co-stars in this dark comedy
"...Directed by: Jason Bateman. Starring: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Disconnect
This mawkish, preachy picture about technophobia has already dated itself.
"...Directed by: Henry Alex Rubin. Starring: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Jonah Bobo, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist,..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

The Switch
Jennifer Aniston does the turkey-baster thing with a donor's sperm, but seven years later the joke is on her.
"...by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Robinson..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Horrible Bosses 2
Common work-related frustrations erupt into a fitfully funny wish-fulfillment comedy.
"...Directed by: Sean Anders. Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine,..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Game Night
Monopoly was never this brutal before this crime-com.
"...Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen,..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Horrible Bosses
While this comedy aims for new nadirs in raunchiness, the rest of its humor coasts on obvious gags and recycled jokes.
"...Directed by: Seth Gordon. Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey,..."

July 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and Jason Bateman, and directed by the writer of Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium has whimsy coming out of its ears.
"...Directed by: Zach Helm. Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Ted Ludzik, Rebecca Northan, Matt Baram..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Identity Thief
Melissa McCarthy is a comic storm system to Jason Bateman's straight man in this latest variation on the road trip from hell.
"...Directed by: Seth Gordon. Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, “T.I.” Harris,..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Extract
Mike Judge, the writer/director of Office Space, mines the workplace for more satiric comedy.
"...Directed by: Mike Judge. Starring: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons,..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Smokin' Aces
A person could have a reasonably good time with this confusing, Tarantinoid actioner starring Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven, and Alicia Keys, but there’s not actually much tension in the movie.
"...Directed by: Joe Carnahan. Starring: Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy Garcia, Alex Rocco, Alicia Keys, Wayne..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Gift
Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser
"...Directed by: Joel Edgerton. Starring: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, David Denman,..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Change-Up
In this body-switcheroo movie, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star as pals each a little envious of the other's life.
"...Directed by: David Dobkin. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe,..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Ex
Zach Braff and Amanda Peet play husband and wife who deal with a new child and an old flame in this featherweight comedy that never steps outside its comfort zone.
"...Directed by: Jesse Peretz. Starring: Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Donal Logue, Lucian Maisel..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alia Shawkat, Annie Parisse, Jason Ritter (World Premiere)..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Juno
This indie comedy is funny, smart, cool, and heartfelt, and features breakout showcases for star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody.
"...Directed by: Jason Reitman. Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Couples Retreat
Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau prove they are no longer swingers, but since this film is the only new national release this week, it's sure to be "money."
"...Directed by: Peter Billingsley. Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis,..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TV Eye
Reverse psychology: ways for execs to wreck a promising sitcom.
"...Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, the only responsible member of..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Kingdom
Initially, The Kingdom seems like it might be another of this season's politically charged movies, but it actually plays more like an explosive episode of CSI: Riyadh.
"...Peter Berg. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven, Richard Jenkins..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Let the Music
Garage punk Orville Bateman Neeley III crosses over
"...That drive defines Orville Bateman Neeley III, Austin garage-punk polymath and one of the..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

TV Eye
From the best moments to the what-the-hell? moments
"...to Tony Shalhoub (Monk) again, ignoring the more deserving Jason Bateman (Arrested Development)...."

Sept. 23, 2005 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Pilot Light
Previously doomed shows finally air at ATX TV Fest
"...shows that don't have a Kevin Spacey or a Jason Bateman attached. Then again, even at the networks, big..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais lies through his teeth for laughs.
"...Tina Fey, Christopher Guest, Jeffrey Tambor, Nathan Corddry and Jason Bateman. The Invention of Lying is Gervais' first feature..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Will Work for Laughs
Mike Judge clocks in with Extract
"...take a stab at rewriting the script. I'd seen Jason Bateman in Arrested Development and thought he'd be really..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Film News
The martini shot
"...premiere of Mike Judge's Extract, with Judge and star Jason Bateman in attendance. Tickets are available at GetTix (866/443-8849..."

July 31, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

State of Play
Starring Russell Crowe, this American redo of a great BBC miniseries about investigative journalism and nefarious institutions neither embarrasses the original nor is superior to it in any way.
"...Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman and Jeff Daniels. Devotees of the original six-hour..."

April 17, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hancock
Will Smith is the titular Hancock, a character as befuddling as the odd movie that surrounds him.
"...Directed by: Peter Berg. Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head and Johnny Galecki. From its opening..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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