Mansome Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic
May 23, 2012

An amusing if slight look at the grooming, preening and stylistic ways of the 21st century man.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
May 23, 2012

Reality TV lacks Spurlock's sly willingness to let the eccentric explain themselves, rather than letting them appear foolish. It's not deep, but then, it's about vanity.

Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
May 22, 2012

Spurlock seems to be wholeheartedly interested in the motivating factors behind manscaping and other choices men make about their appearances.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.4/10
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Top Critic
May 19, 2012

It's more first-person journal and travelogue than it is cultural archaeology, and as such it's basically OK.

Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 18, 2012

The one thing I want to do after watching this movie is to look up the product Fresh Balls. Yes! It does exactly what the product is called. That sounds awesome!

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 17, 2012

There are a few chuckles, a few head-scratches and, thankfully, very few missteps. It charms.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic
May 17, 2012

Spurlock certainly gets points for, well, fresh territory.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 17, 2012

A very funny doc done for the sake of entertainment rather than something particularly deep or poignant.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
May 16, 2012

The best thing about the movie is that it keeps drawing conclusions in opposite directions.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 31, 2012

You'll forget about this one while you're still watching it.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 21, 2012

Just because the film's subject is surfaces doesn't mean it only warrants a slight, surface treatment.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 20, 2012

Mansome is arguably [Spurlock's] most insignificant, lightweight effort to date. Never mind that it doesn't provide any answers; it barely even asks a question.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ezra Stead
Bullz-Eye.com
May 19, 2012

A lighthearted and entertaining, but ultimately inconsequential look at masculine identity as seen through the varied grooming habits of the modern male.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
May 18, 2012

You get a feeling of haste from this film, as if Spurlock...is onto something, but maybe doesn't have the time or patience to stick with it to widen his approach and find sharper people to sharpen his material.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
May 18, 2012

Too often the film just feels repetitive or irrelevant.

Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 18, 2012

As a documentary dissertation on all that it means to be male in the modern world, you'd be better off investing in the complete works of Ernest Hemingway and watching a few Samuel Fuller and/or John Milius films.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 18, 2012

A shallow, disposal trifle about beards and waxing: the People magazine version of anthropology.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
May 18, 2012

There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on a cohesive message.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Long
Detroit News
Top Critic
May 18, 2012

As documentaries go, this is lip gloss.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Top Critic
May 18, 2012

The movie purports to be a lighthearted look at changing notions of masculinity and appearance. But unless you find something intrinsically hilarious about a man getting a pedicure, laughs are scarce.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

New York Times
Top Critic
May 24, 2012

Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
May 24, 2012

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