Man Up Reviews

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
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.
November 19, 2015
Aside from the silly title and disappointingly pat ending, even the rom-com-averse will find something to love about Man Up.
November 19, 2015
Bell and Pegg, both terrific comic actors, mine small gestures and reactions for laughs. But they're at their best when they're talking, and they talk a lot in "Man Up."
November 13, 2015
There are enough twists, turns and strange little bumps in the road to make this well-traveled journey to romantic comedy bliss surprisingly worthwhile.
November 13, 2015
A lot more fun than many heftier, supposed rom-coms, thanks to the timing and chemistry of its leads.
Top Critic
November 13, 2015
With a lot of help from Bell and Pegg, the movie cheerfully suggests it's possible to stage a lighthearted romance without dropping off your brain beforehand.
November 12, 2015
"Man Up" ... has just enough edge to distinguish it from a Lifetime movie. It also has Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, versatile and likable actors who help the mild story considerably.
November 12, 2015
From start to almost finish, "Man Up", directed by Ben Palmer from a terrific script by Tess Morris, sustains a remarkably high level of verbal invention.
November 12, 2015
Rather than aim for uproarious, it constantly settles for amusing.
November 11, 2015
Frequently laugh-out-loud funny and tangibly tender where it ought to be, the immensely satisfying screwball romp feels freshly contemporary even as it largely conforms to genre conventions.
May 29, 2015
Man Up isn't perfect, but that's a minor detail when you're dealing with major talent. It could be love, actually.
May 28, 2015
[Lake Bell] steals the show with her rubbery, expressive face, penchant for self-humiliation and believable English accent.
May 28, 2015
It gets progressively soapier and clumsier as it nears its destination, but along the way Tess Morris's script maps out a modern dating landscape strewn with anxiety, deceit, emotional baggage and drunken meltdowns ...
May 26, 2015
Lake Bell is so goofy and likeable, I found myself willing the film to keep up with her.
Top Critic
April 20, 2015
For viewers still waiting for the indefinitely delayed third Bridget Jones film, Ben Palmer's easy, breezy romantic comedy Man Up offers a pleasant sense of deja vu.