Tenure (2008) - Comedy, Drama

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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Mike Million
Stars: Luke Wilson, Gretchen Mol
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 30 found boring (23.33%)

One-line Reviews (16)

Charlie is a bit too pathetic which gets a little tiresome.

Enjoyable to watch, mainly for Wilson, if somewhat naughty .

The pacing is very slow, especially at the beginning.

Even the secondary characters are dull.

If there is an academy award category for the most tedious movie ever written, "Tenure" should win in a landslide.

The story centers on a boring, nontenured professor at a small college, coming up for promotion, who can't get his articles published.

The movie was enjoyable.

But for anyone starting to see in every new movie merely echoes of its ancestors (am I the only person in the world who found "Avatar" long, tedious and way too predictable?

I'd say anyone remotely affiliated with University life, and an open mind, will have a lot of fun watching this movie, and an enjoyable experience.

And if this film is worth watching then it's mostly because of him.

Without giving away too much of the movie, I found that the acting was good, the story was different from a "bottled, formulaic, Animal House-ish" rewrite college comedy.

The characters are trying to be odd but they are more cliché than anything else: a bigfoot hunting professor on xtc is almost childish and would fit in a highschool flick.

Maybe it's the air at film festivals, but I just watched it on DVD last night (it was released at Blockbuster early)and though I was looking forward to it, found it dull, lifeless, bland, and worst of all, wrong.

Entertaining .

Nevertheless, this was a very entertaining movie.

This film was a delight to watch, but did get slow at parts.