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
, receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
(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.