Man of the Century (1999)

Man of the Century



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Movie Info

In this film, Johnny Twenties is a walking embodiment of the era when liquor was illegal, swing was being born, and the movies were just learning to talk. There's just one problem -- Johnny is living in New York City in the late 1990s.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Abraham, Gibson Frazier
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 6, 2002



as Virginia

as Samantha

as Richard

as Timothy

as Chester

as Mr. Meyerscholtz

as Gertrude

as Jaffrey

as Dottie

as Squibb

as Clarence

as Mike Ramsey

as Denise Bradden

as Brooding Artist

as Messenger

as Public Official

as Degenerate

as Pianist

as Taxi Driver

as Chinese Mob Boss

as Chinese Boy

as Chinese Boy

as Chinese Boy

as Chinese Boy

as Chinese Boy

as Obnoxious Guy

as Reverend Sheehan
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Critic Reviews for Man of the Century

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | April 3, 2001
At the Movies
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Full Review… | April 3, 2001
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Full Review… | April 3, 2001
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 29, 1999
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Man of the Century

Fun, fun light-hearted indie comedy. The main character seems to belong in a film from the 20s-30s while living in Manhattan in 1999, which kind of confuses the locals. His dialog and mannerisms are spot on - They nailed it. Great cast, especially the lead. Some fun cameos, too. I couldn't stop smiling.


This was an interesting movie. The main character is an anachronism, and you get to see him take on his NEW struggles an OLD way. It's a bit vulgar, that's why you have the R rating, but otherwise a somewhat wholesome movie.

Aaron Helo

Tediously clever. It's a real treat for lovers of early American cinema, but it may also lose some people.

Max A.

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