davidehrlich’s review published on Letterboxd:
Lucy (Demi Moore), the egomaniacal CEO of a once-lucrative edible cutlery company, knows that she has to keep her employees hungry in order to keep them in check; in order to keep them eager for her approval so that they don’t realize how little her approval really means. But when a team-building retreat goes wrong and the entire workforce of Incredible Edibles is trapped inside of a collapsed cave, the hunger Lucy has always stoked in them may come back to bite her in the ass.
That’s pretty much all there is to it when it comes to “Corporate Animals,” an amusing but almost insultingly slapdash absurdist comedy that chews on a wide buffet of workplace anxieties and power dynamics before spitting audiences out after 86 minutes of sitcom-level gags. Depending on how you look at it, the film either feels like a horrific episode of “The Office” or an absurdist riff on “The Descent,” as R-rated jokes about everything from sexual harassment to affirmative action — and everyone from Gary Sinise to Harvey Weinstein — are peppered throughout a threadbare plot that hinges on a masturbation-powered lamp and just the slightest taste of cannibalism. If only Lucy’s team had packed some more of their own product.