Anthony of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Well I’m not going to lie, I was pretty pumped for Horrible Bosses. When I first saw the red band trailer I got even more excited for this movie. Unfortunately I think I might have over sold myself for this movie. I mean the concept of the movie seemed like it was going to be alright but I was more so looking for it to be hilarious. That is where I went wrong expecting it to be hilarious. I shot myself in the foot because I actually had expectations for this film. Maybe the reason people are liking it is because they walked in with no expectations? Could that be?"