The Temp
The Temp (1993)

The Temp is yet another installment in the 1990s thriller genre of "the conniving woman who gets back at all who stand in her way to success," as seen in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Single White Female, Basic Instinct, The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 12, 1993
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Temp has an intriguing résumé, but consistently underperforms; immediate reassignment is recommended.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

As written by Kevin Falls and directed by Tom Holland, The Temp starts well and runs into trouble about midway through.

Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The crass story-line went off the rails at the midway point and thereafter just turns into a train wreck.

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Scott Weinberg

The Temp is a wholly ridiculous little thriller, yet it repeatedly goes above and beyond the 'so bad it's good' realm.

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James Berardinelli

The Temp is as unimaginative as thrillers get, with a plot-by-numbers script and insipid direction.

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Sarah Chauncey

Cheesy, despite decent performances

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The Temp manages to involve and entertain in a crafty B-movie way even if what it is is only a fraction of what it promises.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Some of the movie plays as if it were intended to be tongue-in-cheek, but other parts are played straight, making it appear that Holland and his screenwriter Kevin Falls couldn't make up their minds about what sort of movie they wanted to make.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

The gimmick of The Temp runs dry really fast and is not worth investing the time to see what happens.

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Stephen Rebello

If you're in need of a good giggle, go rent The Temp right now.

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Flixster Audience Score: 16% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Picked this up for $6. Hadn't seen it before, but looked like a bit of 90's tack I might enjoy. Actually, it wasn't too bad. The glass in the… More
The Shrewlord
A good cast almost rescue this 90s "B" movie cross between an 80s yuppie flick and Fatal Attraction. Story is quite weak and a little silly.