The New York Times calls it "a gleeful, tender and even sentimental film". The Guardian gives it 5 out of 5 stars. The BBC has a positive review.
Variety has a positive review. The Hollywood Reporter calls it "an important and provocative film". Empire Online gives it 5 out of 5 stars and calls it "Absolutely brilliant".
Filmsite.org describes it as a
sophisticated yet cynical film of the early 60s is a bleak assessment of corporate America, big business and capitalism, success, and the work ethic, when a lowly but ambitious accountant enables his climb up the corporate ladder by ingratiating himself to his superiorsRoger Ebert has it on his list of Great Movies. Rotten Tomatoes has a 93% critics rating.