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Robinson's scathing critique of mindless consumerism begins with one of the funniest monologues ever written, and Grant instantly claims his role with manic perfection. A time bomb of repressed anxiety, Dennis blossoms in righteous protest against his profession, only to find his evil boil growing dominant, worrying his wife (Ward's performance is charmingly sympathetic), and inevitably seizing control. The movie's message is obvious and heavy-handed, and Robinson's blazing wit grows increasingly bilious and urgent, but you can't blame him for sniping at easy targets. As corporate synergy and rampant commercialism reach insane proportions, How to Get Ahead in Advertising grows more relevant than ever, holding a mirror to the grotesqueries of capitalism in extremis. --Jeff Shannon
How To Get Ahead in Advertising is a very interesting film based on human dualism. Denis Dimbleby Bagley (Robert E. Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by A Customer
This film might not be for everyone. Especially if you have trouble breathing. And you need to enjoy British humor when it's most insane. The part where Richard E. Read morePublished on June 19 2001 by "srgranger"
An excellent satire of TV gone berserk starts off well, with an advertising exec developing a pimple that starts doing the talking for him. Read morePublished on May 18 2001 by Amazon Customer