Three friends have horrible bosses. For one reason or another they are stuck at their jobs. Nick works for Kevin Spacey who is a ridiculous driver and badgers Nick when he is 2 minutes late. Kurt works a chemical company. His new boss is a coke head who sees the business as an ATM machine and wants to run it into the ground. When he says he wants to “trim the fat” that means he wants to fire fat people. Dale, who is engaged, is a dental assistant to Jennifer Aniston, who wants to have sex with him. Even his close friends have trouble believing that is a problem.

Studio: Warner Brothers
Year: 2011
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Run time: 98 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD / 1 DVD
Region: 1

Three friends have horrible bosses. For one reason or another they are stuck at their jobs. Nick works for Kevin Spacey who is a ridiculous driver and badgers Nick when he is 2 minutes late. Kurt works a chemical company. His new boss is a coke head who sees the business as an ATM machine and wants to run it into the ground. When he says he wants to “trim the fat” that means he wants to fire fat people. Dale, who is engaged, is a dental assistant to Jennifer Aniston, who wants to have sex with him. Even his close friends have trouble believing that is a problem.

Kudos to Donald Sutherland’s agent who has once again managed to score him a small role. Kurt claims killing his boss, who wants to dump waste on the proverbial poor Bolivians would save lives and that they have a moral duty to kill their boss. Jennifer Aniston develops a comical potty mouth in this film, one that makes Madonna sound like Mother Teresa.

After some very brief soul searching our trio decides life would be better without their bosses. However getting to that point is not easy. The movie takes some unexpected twists. The role of Dale (Charlie Day) was clearly written with Zach Galifianakis in mind. In spite of that, this was still an excellent movie. four and a half stars.
Movie Quality: 9/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2:40:1 aspect ratio. ‘Horrible Bosses’ looks pretty good on Blu-ray having seen this film in theaters during its theatrical run. Colors are strong throughout showing off the varied color palette. There are a lot of night scenes where black levels excel really well. Details are good, but not quite excellent as in some scenes there seems to be less focus. It just ends up hurting some of the details a bit which is a shame since this is a stellar print.

Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. ‘Horrible Bosses’ This film is a dialogue driven film. Dialogue was clean through the center channel with a nice degree of depth. I never had to raise or lower the volume to make out what was being said. The soundfield does get a few effects into play like gun shots, Spacey being thrown through the window, and the squealing of car tires to name a few of the sound effects. The soundtrack takes advantage of the soundfield with audio also lightly pouring through the rears.

Print Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Theatrical and Extended Versions
  • My Least Favorite Career [HD]
  • Surviving a Horrible Boss [HD]
  • Being Mean is So Much Fun [HD]
  • The Making of the Horrible Bosses Soundtrack [HD]
  • Deleted Scenes [HD]

Overall Rating: 7/10

Final Thoughts

Overall I had a blast at the theater watching this film and had the same experience watching this a second time on Blu-ray. If you are looking for a fun comedy to sit back and laugh throughout the entire film, this is one for you.

Overall Rating: 8/10