Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Death of a Telemarketer

      R Released Dec 3, 2021 1 hr. 28 min. Comedy Drama Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Death of a Telemarketer: Trailer 1 List
      27% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 36% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Ace telemarketer Kasey (Lamorne Morris) is in a close sales contest with newbie employee, Barry (Woody McClain), and must score a big sale by midnight or he'll lose the largest commission to date. Out of desperation, Kasey waits until everyone leaves the office and finds the Do Not Call list. He thinks he's found the perfect mark, but instead finds himself held hostage and at the mercy of Asa (Jackie Earle Haley), the man he tried to swindle. Now Kasey must pass Asa's twisted test on ethics if he wants to live to sell another day. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 19 Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      Death of a Telemarketer

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent Death of a Telemarketer on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      Audience Reviews

      View All (12) audience reviews
      Lloyd S Funny and entertaining. Good laughs. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review NANCY M This movie was incredibly smart and witty. At first I was like what's going on with it but after about 10 minutes in I found myself laughing out loud over and over again. The guy who starred in it was so funny I literally couldn't take my eye off of him. Clever movie with very interesting characters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/13/23 Full Review Maxwell O I found this to be a clever concept with strong acting and an enjoyable story. Lamorne Morris is great and Jackie Earle Haley always delivers. It was quirky, but I view that as a positive. Definitely worth checking out. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/23/23 Full Review Tamara K I had my doubts but so glad I hit Play…. My BF always jokes me for watching low-star movies but my instincts tell me something different. Sometimes I'm right and sometimes I'm wrong but this film was all that to me. The cast was exceptional; this is my 1st written review ever, PERIOD!!!!! Thank you for this entertainment because I needed it. One of my 1st jobs was a telemarketer, so I can relate; it was also the most legit money I made at the age of 20 than ever before n after!!! It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it and I respect anyone trying to hustle for the good of mankind. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review mitch c Usually the RT ratings are spot on. If I had read these first before viewing, I would have passed. But I came upon it while channel surfing and it immediately caught my interest. It's not a great comedy, but here's what some of the pro critics don't seem to grasp. It is not so much a comedy (despite a good share of chuckles) as it is about good old fashion redemption. It's that, encased it a pretty darn good view of the cut throat telemarketing world. It's a Wonderful Life it ain't, but still a cleverly written and well acted modern morality play. At less than 90 minutes of your time I recommend it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member solid movie. i didn't care for the more emotional segments near the end, but otherwise this was good fun. the final scene was especially nice to reset the mood. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Critics Reviews

      View All (11) Critics Reviews
      Leslie Felperin Guardian This comedy-drama appears initially to be a cheap bill of goods, but turns out to be more droll and insightful than it looks, and willing to go down some dark paths as it gets closer to the end. Rated: 3/5 Feb 22, 2022 Full Review Becca James Chicago Reader It feels like a phone call that could have been a text. Dec 4, 2021 Full Review Josh Kupecki Austin Chronicle Writer/director Khaled Ridgeway's film has some chuckles, and Morris is clearly having fun with his unrepentant character, but that is part of the film's problem. There is no redemption for Kasey... Jan 23, 2021 Full Review Emma Clark-Dow Stuff.co.nz After beginning as some kind of underdog comedy, Death of a Telemarketer takes a surprising turn when a telemarketer calls someone who definitely does not want cable. Aug 31, 2022 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix The only real 'death' in this garbage movie is any hope that watching this film will be an enjoyable experience. It's excruciatingly horrible, with comedy that's not funny and filled with extremely annoying characters. Mar 3, 2022 Full Review Debopriyaa Dutta Screen Rant Stretched beyond its limits, Death of a Telemarketer is never funny enough, and its hostage plot makes as much sense as a nonsensical cold call. Rated: 1/5 Jan 27, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Ace telemarketer Kasey (Lamorne Morris) is in a close sales contest with newbie employee, Barry (Woody McClain), and must score a big sale by midnight or he'll lose the largest commission to date. Out of desperation, Kasey waits until everyone leaves the office and finds the Do Not Call list. He thinks he's found the perfect mark, but instead finds himself held hostage and at the mercy of Asa (Jackie Earle Haley), the man he tried to swindle. Now Kasey must pass Asa's twisted test on ethics if he wants to live to sell another day.
      Director
      Khaled Ridgeway
      Executive Producer
      Jashod Belcher, Leah Daniels, Jamal Chilton, H.M. Coakley, Lamorne Morris, Jackie Earle Haley, Seth Gottlieb, Gwen Gottlieb
      Screenwriter
      Khaled Ridgeway
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      Datari Turner Productions, Kasomo Productions
      Rating
      R (Some Violence|Sexual References|Language Throughout)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 3, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 3, 2021
      Most Popular at Home Now