Man Up Reviews

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May 10, 2019
There's nothing new here, but that's okay. Man Up is an unchallenging yet refreshingly nice and funny piece of cinema.
April 5, 2019
For all its superficial flirt with sexual politics, the film's traditionally conservative view of a happily coupled-off society inevitably evokes the atmosphere of Jane Austen novels, minus the self-ironic wit.
October 19, 2018
A top-notch romantic comedy...
August 22, 2018
Man Up is supposedly a rom-com but, it's so formulaic and full of cliches, by the end of the 88 mins you're left thinking Man Down, Man Down!
January 5, 2018
Man Up is so far from selling anything, I began to wonder if it was some kind of audience test or scientific experiment: how many undesirable characters and situations can we get into a single film?
June 14, 2017
Man Up is a classic romantic comedy about two people who are too old, too wise, too jaded for classic romantic comedies, and that's precisely why it works.
November 22, 2016
Pegg and Bell click, and that's enough to carry the picture.
July 19, 2016
So many modern romantic comedies are the equivalent of a date that pukes on your shoes and steals your wallet; at least Man Up wants to be friends.
July 5, 2016
A ruthless rom-com for the Tinder age, Ben Palmer's London-set love match is speedy, amusing and utterly, utterly heartless.
May 11, 2016
Genuinely appealing.
March 24, 2016
For all the rom-com conventions of the film (and there many...), it has a low-key charm and an adult take on expectations, disappointments, and missed opportunities...
February 26, 2016
It's all very gener ic and predictable, but not in an entirely bad way. Man Up has its charms and it'll raise a smile, perhaps even a chuckle or two, if you're looking for a no-frills romcom.
February 5, 2016
[Man Up] benefits largely from the hilarious dynamic between Pegg and Bell, and the humor alone is strong enough to recommend the film.
January 1, 2016
[Lake Bell and Simon Pegg] make for an amiable pairing in a hugely enjoyable and fast-paced comedy.
December 22, 2015
The kind of romantic comedy that reminds you why the genre continues to wheeze and sputter and die.
November 20, 2015
Formulaic romcom has lots of sex talk, drinking.
November 20, 2015
Bell and Pegg are utterly defeated by a screenplay that favours plot over characterization to an almost surreal, parodic degree.
November 19, 2015
Both actors stay sharp through some pretty degrading moments, and if Palmer and screenwriter Tess Morris are bent on serious button-pushing in the closing scenes, at least they garnish it with playfulness and wit.
November 19, 2015
Honestly it would be nice if on occasion a film like this at least tried harder than making the main character somewhat dissatisfied and assuming that would be enough to get everyone identifying with her.
November 19, 2015
Man Up has a couple of bits that don't quite work and the ending is just silly, but for the most part, Pegg and Bell carry this thing through sheer force of personality.
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