Working Girl

Working Girl

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Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Alec Baldwin star in this '80s office comedy centred on a secretary who sees an opportunity that will either make her career, or break it. More

Tess McGill (Griffith) is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

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1988Rating: R114 minsUSA20th Century Fox
ComedyRomance

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Working Girl | Reviews

85%46 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Working Girl is Nichols returning to the top of his form, and Griffith finding hers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In its later stages the story remains lively but seldom has the perceptiveness or acuity of Mr. Nichols's best work.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Working Girl is... brilliant in the details and wobbly in its overall arc, a flimsy bridge with sparkling lights.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Although executed with polish, this is basically a corny Hollywood success story... but Griffith’s talent, energy, and sexiness give it some drive and punch.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Both Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver willingly take up side offices to Griffith's excutive-suite performance.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The plotting of Tess’s meteoric rise from coffee maker to merger mastermind is adroit, with director Mike Nichols careful to observe neat and amusing little details.

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Variety

Variety

This is not a laugh-out-loud film, though there is a lighthearted tone that runs consistently throughout...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

None of the plot twists will astonish you, but they don’t have a single boring patch to them either, thanks to Wade’s pungent dialogue and Nichols’ adroit direction.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Funny, touching, and ultimately tremendously buoyant... Working Girl is a "feel good" movie with some intelligence.

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Working Girl | Release Details

Working Girl is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+ and Foxtel and Prime Video Store.