This film has been very well-reviewed, scoring 91% favourable ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and an average score of 8.1/10. I have to present a minority report. I was a little bored.

George Clooney plays a consultant who jets around the country firing people. His lifestyle is threatened by a fresh uni graduate’s scheme for firing by teleconference.

It dragged for me; the dialogue was good without being brilliant and the narrative didn’t hang together well. Predictably, he learns some hard lessons about commitment, but thankfully in a somewhat unpredictable manner.

Everyone else loved it, so you probably will too.