Golden Globe winner Jennifer Aniston stars in this comedic tale as a traveling art saleswoman who makes the mistake of her life when she shares a one-night stand with a dim-witted motel manager (Steve Zahn) who takes to following her all around the country. Woody Harrelson and Fred Ward also star in this romantic comedy from writer-director Stephen Belber.
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Netflix Rating: 3.1
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 46%
Critics' score: 46   Audience score: 31   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Random weirdness aside, Belber telegraphs this story arc from Sue's first drop-in to Podunk. Message received. No surprises here. full review

Troy Melhus, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Management has two things going for it: Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston. Luckily, those are two very good things. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

Padding disguised as a feature-length screenplay. full review

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Ultimately the second half completely undermined the first half. full review

Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies

Zahn is essentially stalking Aniston and it's really just downright creepy. full review

Ben Lyons, At the Movies

Despite the essential implausibility of the story, Management remains for the most part as endearing as its leads. full review

Dana Stevens, Slate

Sometimes a movie thinks it's one thing (charming) when it's really something else (creepy). full review

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

The film is a failure if it can't convince us that these two people belong together. It can't, and barely tries. full review

Kyle Smith, New York Post

But if there's a point to be made here, it's that persistence pays off, whether you're onscreen or in the audience. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

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. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

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. full review

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Management is ultimately undone by its own bland idiosyncrasies. It's nothing but a mismanaged opportunity. full review

Stephanie Zacharek,

Management is just an average movie, but Aniston's performance is a very lovely thing. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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.

Stephen Holden, New York Times

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. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

[Steve Zahn] is the single biggest reason why Management is a delightfully screwball romantic comedy and not a crazed-stalker film. full review

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

The plot is too sprawling for the structure. That's often the way with debut films: so many notions, so little time. full review

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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. full review

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

It's a handful of ostensibly quirky ideas glued together by irritatingly conventional devices. full review

Rafer Guzman, Newsday

Though the flimsy romance follows a predictable path, Management has its whimsically offbeat moments, and Zahn is puppy-dog adorable. full review

Claudia Puig, USA Today
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