• Mansome
    2 minutes 15 seconds
    Added: May 3, 2012


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Mansome Reviews

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Ezra Stead

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

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 19, 2012
Gerard Raymond
Slant Magazine

The sociological commentary and historical perspectives are superficial at best and the targets often too easy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 16, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

May 18, 2012
Monica Castillo
Boston Phoenix

Morgan Spurlock's latest nonthreatening documentary fails to find much point in its subject: men's grooming.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 17, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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 Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 18, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

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

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 31, 2012

Mansome is a mullet ... neither all-out funny nor seriously thought-provoking. To mangle that famous quote by Gertrude Stein: 'There is no hair there.'

Full Review Source: Doddle | Original Score: 4/10

May 18, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It does not shed much light on the topic it's nominally interested in.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 17, 2012
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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It feels like a bunch of television segments slapped together, with sparing use of Mr. Spurlock himself.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 17, 2012
Eric D. Snider

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

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

May 18, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Mansome's crowning achievement is its title.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

May 17, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

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 Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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While making a priority of squeezing in every usable bit of celebrity face-time, Mansome passes by potentially interesting digressions without more than a wayward glance.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 15, 2012
Matt Pais

Morgan Spurlock evidently forgot that he was making a documentary, not a celeb hangout session.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 17, 2012
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's a movie so late in noticing a shift in American male grooming that for a documentary on the subject to work, Spurlock would either have to pitch it to our grandparents (or be a grandparent) or trace the arc of the shift and unpack it.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

May 17, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This complete waste of 82 minutes finds documentarian Morgan Spurlock taking a look at current trends in men's grooming, featuring interviews with a random sampling of people who have no idea what they're talking about - but they're famous.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

May 17, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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As documentaries go, this is lip gloss.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

May 18, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on a cohesive message.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 18, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

Too often the film just feels repetitive or irrelevant.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

May 18, 2012
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

A time-waster that lives down to its title.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: F

May 17, 2012
Richard Roeper
May 24, 2012

New York Times
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May 24, 2012
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