As HORRIBLE BOSSES hits cinemas, takes a look at five Movie bosses to AVOID in the workplace…


Samuel Norton from The Shawshank Redemption

Prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton) may start out as a civil servant in his capacity as the most ruthless and corrupt overseer ever to exploit and torture the inmates of Stephen King’s fictitious New England penitentiary, but he soon becomes a boss and businessman in the literal sense. Norton’s ‘out-working’ scheme, wherein his unpaid prison workers can undercut any local contractors, makes him a rich man both through bribes and contracts.
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Gordon Gekko, Wall Street

His credo, “Greed is good,” went on to inspire the Wall Street we have today and the worldwide economic collapse that followed. The problem with Gekko is that he’s one of those bosses who makes doing bad things seem like so much damn fun!



Katharine Parker from Working Girl

There are so many ways your boss can screw you over, but one of the very worst is when they take your ideas and claim them as their own. You have few options to redress this situation, and the most common of them is to bend over and take it. Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver) knows this and uses it to steal a good idea from her new employee, Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith). Her motto, “It’s a two-way street on my team,” turns out to mean, “I’ll use you up for all you’re worth and throw you out with the rest of the pencil shavings.”



Michael Corleone from The Godfather

Michael (Al Pacino) started out with a real flare for “the business,” but he quickly proved he was a little too cutthroat, even for the mafia. After he kills Fredo (John Cazale), his own brother, it’s pretty clear that he’s become an overzealous micromanager. It’s one thing to make layoffs in the family business, but it’s another thing altogether to off family and call it business.



Darth Vader from Star Wars

Working for Darth can be a pain in the butt on many levels, but the biggest annoyance is his low tolerance for incompetence. So working under Darth is definitely a high-pressure job. There aren’t going to be a lot of dress casual days, and you better start learning to pass the buck, ‘cause taking responsibility for mess ups only earns you a terrifying death and, most likely, the annihilation of your entire family and/or planet.

HORRIBLE BOSSES is now showing in Irish cinemas