Man of the Year Reviews

  • Oct 02, 2008

    Hi, This is a really strange film. It was shot in one day using 20 cameras and no script. The actors just ad-libbed their lines. Story line, a murder at a party in a big house with lots of guests and security camers in every room recording everything from several angles. The movie is the projection of several of those cameras at a time in a confused jumble. But strangely enough, it worked for me. One couple is stuck in an elevator for most of the party, while another couple sneeks off to a bedroom for some sex. As things develop we discover that just about everyone at the party has a motive for killing the honored guest--the Man of the Year. But I was disappointed that the actual killer is not revealed. It is worth seeing, especially if you like really offbeat movies and unusual film technique. And if you can multitask by watching several scenes at once :-) Thumbs up for me.

    Hi, This is a really strange film. It was shot in one day using 20 cameras and no script. The actors just ad-libbed their lines. Story line, a murder at a party in a big house with lots of guests and security camers in every room recording everything from several angles. The movie is the projection of several of those cameras at a time in a confused jumble. But strangely enough, it worked for me. One couple is stuck in an elevator for most of the party, while another couple sneeks off to a bedroom for some sex. As things develop we discover that just about everyone at the party has a motive for killing the honored guest--the Man of the Year. But I was disappointed that the actual killer is not revealed. It is worth seeing, especially if you like really offbeat movies and unusual film technique. And if you can multitask by watching several scenes at once :-) Thumbs up for me.

  • Aug 15, 2007

    Just because an idea "sounds cool" doesn't mean it will translate well on the screen. The result of this little project is an overwrought and uninteresting exercise in melodrama. There are a few highlights but they are marred by an inability to get a cohesive story brought to the screen

    Just because an idea "sounds cool" doesn't mean it will translate well on the screen. The result of this little project is an overwrought and uninteresting exercise in melodrama. There are a few highlights but they are marred by an inability to get a cohesive story brought to the screen