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The Man Reviews

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
September 13, 2005
Whenever I see cruddy movies such as "The Man," I figured that the actors either owed somebody a favor or signed a contract.
Full Review| Original Score: .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
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 9, 2005
It's all marginally funny, exciting and suspenseful, emphasis on the marginally.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 9, 2005
The Man [is] a vehicle of canned comedic setups that yield a slight buzz of low-level, odd-coupling amusement and a few welcome spasms of belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
September 8, 2005
Eugene Levy, the most hilarious character actor on the planet, teams with stone-faced Samuel L. Jackson wonderfully.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 8, 2005
It's Levy and his chemistry with Jackson that keeps The Man from being ho-hum.
| Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 8, 2005
The idea of casting the super-cool and street-smart Samuel L. Jackson with the clueless and impossibly nerdy Eugene Levy in an action buddy comedy is such an offbeat and inspired notion that it's impossible not to think of it without smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 8, 2005
It's a lot like the sweet/salty contrast in chocolate-covered peanuts. You're not going to get much nourishment from those peanuts, but that's not their job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Tyler
September 8, 2005
Forgettable, flaccid, and contrived though it may be, The Man does a nice job of simulating what might be considered an enjoyable film. Blame Samuel L. Jackson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
September 8, 2005
Though it's just another cop story, this one's watachable thanks to the two principal performers who play against each other.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 7, 2005
Who knew Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy would make such a dynamic comic duo?
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 25, 2007
A derivative, readily-forgettable insult to the intelligence!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 7, 2007
...watered-down and egregiously silly...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 26, 2005
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.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 15, 2005
Only Levy gets out of this one looking good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
October 7, 2005
A clever idea that wears thin long before the movie ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
While both actors are too professional to simply phone their performances in, they must have realized early on that they were fighting a losing battle against the material.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
September 24, 2005
I haven't seen such meaningful insight into the nature of human cooperation since this morning's Sesame Street.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005

Boston Phoenix
September 24, 2005
September 12, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 10, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 10, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 9, 2005
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