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The Giant Mechanical Man Reviews

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Julie Hinds
Detroit Free Press
May 7, 2012
It's a wistful charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 4, 2012
"The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 26, 2012
Replete with eye-roll-inducing contrivances and heavy-handed symbolism - both lovers share dreams of their teeth falling out - this arrested-development comedy panders to the work-averse by taking easy aim at ambitious careerists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 26, 2012
Under a few layers of urban twee is a sly, knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
Variety
April 26, 2012
Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming."
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 26, 2012
Fischer at least has personal and romantic reasons to be involved with this film, but audiences are unencumbered by such obligations, and should heed the title's warning sign and opt out of Kirk, Fischer, and Messina's fruitless little circle of pain.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Sam Adams
Time Out
April 24, 2012
A winsome, though clunky, romance mercifully sidelines the obvious symbolism...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
April 24, 2012
Fischer ... imbues Janice with a wounded soulfulness that cuts right through the clichés.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
A romance whose anodyne find-your-bliss theme is likeable but underwhelming, Lee Kirk's The Giant Mechanical Man doesn't fully exploit its premise's charms.