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The Man Reviews

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Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
September 12, 2005
Like the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Showtime and Taxi seemingly haunt every shot of Les Mayfield's shrill white cop/black cop buddy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 12, 2005
If you inhaled all the nitrous oxide at the dental convention, you might think this movie was funny. Unfortunately, I left my tank at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 12, 2005
Did the odd-couple buddy-cop genre officially die somewhere around the third Lethal Weapon installment?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
September 12, 2005
Do you value your time and money enough to spend 80 minutes waiting for two flatulence jokes?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 11, 2005
The often-funny chemistry between Jackson and Levy makes it worth a look, but you'd probably be happier paying to see it on video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 10, 2005
While Jackson and Levy look very funny together, they are pigeonholed in roles requiring them to spend most of their time arguing and yelling at each other.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 10, 2005
At 83 minutes long, The Man is as endless as a bad dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
September 10, 2005
It's essentially a buddy comedy that we've all seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 9, 2005
How far must these vets have fallen to endure two farting scenes, a peeing-in-the-pool scene, and repeated use of the phrase, "you're my *****."
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 9, 2005
[A]n unholy stew of gastrointestinal distress, ethnic stereotypes, and gloopy sentiment...
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
September 9, 2005
...a buddy comedy with a fatal misunderstanding of the concept of a comedic duo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 9, 2005
As I was watching the movie, something strange happened... I started laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 9, 2005
In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 9, 2005
If it weren't for the running flatulence gag, the whole silly business might be mistaken for slight, clean, fast-moving fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
September 9, 2005
There are only a few genuine laughs in The Man, separated by long moments of pondering the many ways you could have spent your 90 minutes and nine bucks.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
September 9, 2005
At what point do you know that a movie isn't just bad, it's off-the-scale, surrender-all-hope, no-turning-back bad?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
September 9, 2005
At a zippy 83 minutes (including an ingenious title sequence that sets up the crime), The Man could be a lot worse. But with this kind of talent, it should be a lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 9, 2005
The Man arrives in theaters today with a sheet over its head and a tag on its toe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
September 9, 2005
The Man basically flatlines whenever Levy's off screen, becoming the most disposable buddy comedy in years.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 9, 2005
The chattering salesman and the curse-crazy cop never click, but they have their moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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