The Extra Man Reviews

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January 27, 2013
Kevin Kline's tour de force, a performance of uncommon joie de vivre.
February 23, 2011
Belly laughs are few and far between but the overarching tone of silliness deftly underscored by the human experience makes for a largely fulfilling cinematic experience.
January 31, 2011
December 30, 2010
Kevin Kline, who has a gift for this kind of characterization, heads up a talented trio of actors, all playing extremely quirky characters who are borderline pathological, but funny and harmless.
December 20, 2010
The pic becomes too bent out of shape by so many kooks sharing the spotlight.
October 1, 2010
Harrison's life is a quest only for pleasure, and Kline and Dano definitely provide it, even if their arc is short and shallow. See it for Kevin.
September 23, 2010
I loved Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's The Extra Man, but it's not going to be to everyone's liking.
September 10, 2010
An entertaining kinky kick of a movie, a lightweight delight about dreamers and dilettantes.
September 10, 2010
"Extra Man" is a loving ode to the eccentrics of New York, and a wish that even in today's Disneyfied Manhattan, the city will always make room for the weirdos, too.
August 20, 2010
Easily the plot of a vulgar comedy or something with absolutely no meaning, The Extra Man is dark, funny and thoughtful all at once.
August 13, 2010
Pulcini & Berman's work cuts its own path through the archetypes and delivers a unique comedy in the process.
August 12, 2010
Some actors are dinner. Kevin Kline is dessert, and his comic brio saves the film version of The Extra Man from its limitations.
August 6, 2010
Adapted from the Jonathan Ames novel, the film is too precious around the edges, but it gets somewhere.
August 2, 2010
Kevin Kline tends to give bravura performances even when he's not playing bravura characters.
August 2, 2010
I liked it enough to say rent it.
July 30, 2010
The picture revels in its own unconventionality, The Extra Man a consistently engaging curiosity even when some of its more important pieces don't quite live up to the glorious oddities surrounding them.
July 30, 2010
Henry is a man who knows how to live, and Kline welcomes us into the Russian Tea Room of his mind.
July 30, 2010
It's relentlessly unwacky and even quietly subversive.
July 30, 2010
Kline is his usual engaging self but it's a supporting role he's playing by virtue of the script, but also Mr. Dano's presence, in this potent charmer of a film.
July 30, 2010
Kline has a ball, while Dano turns in a pitch-perfect performance. He never mocks his character's desires, or undersells his fears.
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