The TV Set
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If only for the comedy glory of Sigourney Weaver as a TV network president who confuses acid reflux with gut instinct, this very smart, very funny movie about the making of a network sitcom is a cut-glass gem of a showbiz conceit.
New York Daily News
Sigourney Weaver is a riot in the cynical Faye Dunaway network boss role.
New York Magazine (Vulture)
It's deftly calibrated and acted with relish: Kasdan is really good!
The TV Set is wry and true about the messy tangle of art, commerce, and family, as talented creative types try to stay true to themselves and put food on the table. The movie is also a treasure trove of inspired comic personalities.
Los Angeles Times
In general, the movie doesn't necessarily reveal anything we don't already know but delivers it in a personable, entertaining manner.
The TV Set skewers the television industry in a manner that occasionally feels familiar and at other times is humorously incisive.
This is a tepidly amusing film that will offend no one, including those it claims to skewer.
The Hollywood Reporter
Whether outsiders will find much to appreciate in The TV Set is another question because the film fails to provide the thematic resonance of similarly themed predecessors like the brilliant "Network."
Results are breezy though toothless, with too much repetition and not enough originality.
TV Guide Magazine
Insipid, formulaic and suitable for the dumbed-down sensibilities of lowest-common-denominator couch potatoes.
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