Lame political comedy misses the mark.
| Original Score: 2/5
Uneven, but never less than entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/5
Man of the Year has some nice ideas and a handful of excellent scenes, but it struggles to find the right tone and is hamstrung by a ridiculous plot point.
Too compromised to be more than a reasonably pleasurable entertainment, as if it is scared about what it is saying about the American political process.
This being Robin Williams, it's hard to find his routines as vote-winningly hilarious as they're meant to be.
There are good moments, although it doesn't work properly either as a satirical thriller or a rom-com.
Cynicism or stupidity? It's hard to say which has the run of this idiotic satire in which Robin Williams plays a talk-show host who runs for president on a ticket of cleaning up politics.
One of the least convincing political satires of the millennium so far - no bite, no vision and no laughs.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Political comedy morphs into attempted thriller in this confused, fitfully entertaining film.
Trust me, a sloppily-edited, unmanageable insult to the intelligence with far too many shortcomings to deserve any further analysis.
| Original Score: 1/4
Levinson pose les bonnes questions par le biais d'une démarche artistique un peu laborieuse, mais qui n'en demeure pas moins directe et efficace.
| Original Score: 7/10
Eschewing personality, it mistakes pandering for insight.
If you look the other way and go with it regardless, Man of the Year can be an idealistic pleasure.
It's not a simple genre film, and some will find it complicated to digest for that reason, but if you're up for a bit of intelligent stimulation, this will reward
Man of the Year, the weaker brother of the Wag the Dog and Good Morning Vietnam polital satire family, relies heavily on conceptual humour and Robin Williams' shenanigans to carry the boneless plot through.
The Robin Williams you love. A very entertaining movie and a showcase for the brilliant Robin Williams.
| Original Score: 3/5
The opening narration by Christopher Walken starts sucking the life out of the film before it gets a chance to gain any momentum.
| Original Score: C
It didn't know if it wanted to be a satirical comedy or a political thriller.
Robin Williams turns in his smartest, funniest performance in at least a decade.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rarely has Williams ever seemed so rote, so glaringly sleepwalking through a role.
| Original Score: 0.5/5