Man of the Year Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Lame political comedy misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Uneven, but never less than entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 2, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
November 2, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
November 2, 2007
This being Robin Williams, it's hard to find his routines as vote-winningly hilarious as they're meant to be.
Karl French
Financial Times
November 2, 2007
There are good moments, although it doesn't work properly either as a satirical thriller or a rom-com.
Cath Clarke
Guardian
November 2, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Fortgang
Film4
November 2, 2007
One of the least convincing political satires of the millennium so far - no bite, no vision and no laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
November 2, 2007
Political comedy morphs into attempted thriller in this confused, fitfully entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kam Williams
EURWeb
April 27, 2007
Trust me, a sloppily-edited, unmanageable insult to the intelligence with far too many shortcomings to deserve any further analysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 20, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Eschewing personality, it mistakes pandering for insight.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
If you look the other way and go with it regardless, Man of the Year can be an idealistic pleasure.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 23, 2007
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 19, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
February 17, 2007
The Robin Williams you love. A very entertaining movie and a showcase for the brilliant Robin Williams.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 14, 2007
The opening narration by Christopher Walken starts sucking the life out of the film before it gets a chance to gain any momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 30, 2006
It didn't know if it wanted to be a satirical comedy or a political thriller.
Pete Hammond
Maxim
November 6, 2006
Robin Williams turns in his smartest, funniest performance in at least a decade.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2006
Rarely has Williams ever seemed so rote, so glaringly sleepwalking through a role.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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