The Man (2005)

The Man (2005)

The Man



Critic Consensus: Despite the steely presence of Samuel L. Jackson and the comic timing of Eugene Levy, The Man's plot is pointless and its jokes rehashed, as it ends up playing out like the Odd Couple with gas.

Movie Info

Les Mayfield directs Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy in the buddy action comedy The Man. Jackson plays ATF agent Derrick Vann. His partner, who it turns out was corrupt, has been killed after a cache of guns were stolen from the ATF office in Detroit. Internal affairs believe Derrick was in on the gun theft, forcing him to go off on his own to bring the bad guys to justice. Dental supply salesman Andy Fiddler (Levy) happens to be in Detroit for a business convention. During the course of … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language, rude dialogue and some violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Stephen Carpenter, Jim Piddock, Margaret Oberman, Steve Carpenter, Stephen W. Carpenter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 17, 2006
Box Office: $8.3M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


as Derrick Vann

as Andy Fiddler

as Joey/Kane

as Agent Peters

as Lt. Rita Carbone

as Susan

as Dara Vann

as Second L.A. Agent

as Laptop Guy

as Flight Attendant

as Cab Driver

as Cashier

as Uniform Cop on PA

as Rookie

as Tall Agent

as Booking Officer

as Phone Agent

as Female Prisoner

as Muscular Prisoner

as Young Guard

as Pinto Driver

as Conventioneer

as Conventioneer

as Conventioneer

as Cavity Search Guard

as Asian Man

as Waitress

as Bicycle Cop

as Homeless Man
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Critic Reviews for The Man

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (36)

So tired.

Full Review… | September 12, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A derivative, readily-forgettable insult to the intelligence!

Full Review… | May 25, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

...watered-down and egregiously silly...

Full Review… | May 7, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

If the fart jokes had been cut out, if the ultimate identity were less of an anticlimax, if Levy had had some context, if Jackson showed the slightest rapport with his co-star... No, it's no good; The Man is a dud. Move along people, nothing to see here.

Full Review… | October 26, 2005
Urban Cinefile

Only Levy gets out of this one looking good.

Full Review… | October 15, 2005
Jam! Movies

A clever idea that wears thin long before the movie ends.

Full Review… | October 7, 2005
Des Moines Register

Audience Reviews for The Man

Absolutely terrible comedy buddy movie. Bearing in mind that Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy have built their careers playing pretty much the same characters in each of their respective movies, you don't even need to see this to know exactly what it's going to be like. Take some advice: skip it and spend your 90 minutes more profitably elsewhere.

Stephen M

Super Reviewer


I hadn't had great expectations for this film but was pleasantly surprised by some of it's hilarious content. Eugine Levy provides non stop laughter and the relationship between him and Samuel L Jackson throughout the film, reminded me much of the film "Midnight Run"

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

probably one of the worst films starring samuel L. jackson! this movie blows majorly.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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