A Man's Story Reviews

August 27, 2018
Hanging out with Ozwald Boateng for 98 minutes feels far too long as he is rarely probes about either himself or his profession, and as a result his film often resembles a drawn-out reality TV show.
August 24, 2018
An honest and well-structured documentary - truly engrossing viewing, whether you're aware of Boateng's work or not.
November 7, 2012
Ozwald Boateng may be the only designer who is more compellingly attractive than any of his models, and this less-than-deep documentary fully captures his undeniable charisma.
November 2, 2012
Doc captures the superficial appeal of designer's work but offers nothing deeper.
November 2, 2012
Showing the personal toll that produces a star in any field could be a soggy, predictable drag, but the documentary "A Man's Story" never slides into easy sentiment or bromides.
November 1, 2012
Vonicos ... misses an opportunity to make a feature-length documentary that takes the full measure of his subject's work.
November 1, 2012
The result often plays more like a satire of the fashion industry than a serious look at one of the humans inside it.
Top Critic
November 1, 2012
A Man's Story never gets its man.
October 31, 2012
Bonicos's documentary on fashion icon Ozwald Boateng nonetheless evinces a minimal amount of interest in digging into what makes its subject tick.
October 30, 2012
The doc does a major disservice to an artiste of fashion with a pretty amazing and prolific oeuvre by reducing him to a Bravo-like personality.
March 11, 2012
We learn surprisingly little about his work, his development and what shapes his collections.
March 9, 2012
It may not cut as deeply as you might have hoped but fashionistas will be fascinated.
March 8, 2012
It's Zoolander without the laughs; a corporate video in the guise of a documentary, unfailingly delighted to let Boateng hold forth on the glory of Boateng.
March 8, 2012
Anchored by the vibrant Boateng, A Man's Story takes you on an enjoyable, if not tumultuous, ride.
March 6, 2012
There's much to enjoy here, even if the documentary fails to unclothe the kind of striking fashionista insights that made The September Issue so compelling.
March 6, 2012
Fashion fans may find 'A Man's Story' interesting, but even they may be disappointed by the lack of insight into the man and his process.
March 5, 2012
Tiresome puff piece about Ozwald Boateng that you'd actually need to be Ozwald Boateng to enjoy.
February 27, 2012
Sadly, rather than provide insight into Boateng's creative process, director Varon Bonicos is dazzled by the globetrotting, celeb-schmoozing lifestyle.