Jon Hamm in ‘Corner Office’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

Kafkaesque tales, even those written by Kafka, tend to work better on the page than the screen.

That’s made evident yet again by Joachim Back’s ambitious

cinematic adaptation of Jonas Karlsson’s acclaimed existentialist novel

The Room, receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Retitled Corner Office (presumably to avoid confusion

with Tommy Wiseau’s immortally bad cult classic),

the film features a fascinating premise that unfortunately wears

thin over the course of its feature-length running time.

But it does provide the opportunity for Jon Hamm to demonstrate his gift for deadpan comedy.