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The Man Who Cried Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The film brings grace and balance to the traditional Holocaust story.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 30, 2003
The Man Who Cried hits all the wrong notes right from the get-go and never relents.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Poland
Hot Button
May 31, 2002
Potter, unlike most, doesn't batter you with what she wants you to feel. As the lyrics of a song, this film is poetry. I suspect it will linger with me long after its details would normally fade. Beautiful.
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
May 25, 2002
"The Man Who Cried" should be approached as a classic silent film where the movement and emotion tell the story, with dialogue being used sparingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 25, 2002
A grand looking film always giving one hope it will come up with something sweeping to say...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 17, 2001
Ricci ... can't hold audience interest for more than about five minutes, especially when she's stuck with material as superficial and slow-moving as this period drama.
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters
August 3, 2001
A sprawling affair, filled with bad accents ... tired cliches about studly horsemen and young girls' sexual awakenings, and really bad lip-syncing to Italian opera.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
July 27, 2001
There's hardly a moment that feels authentic. Maybe that's why the man is crying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 22, 2001
There isn't too much happening, other than a lot of lip-synching.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 20, 2001
I prefer to think of this movie as The Critic Who Cried.
| Original Score: 1/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
July 20, 2001
The beginning is a cheat, the ending an absurdity, and virtually everything in between an inanity.
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 19, 2001
Paired, [Ricci and Depp] stare the film down, right down into the ground.
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Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail
July 16, 2001
Potter eschews drama for posing, politics for postulating, and provides enough symbolic broad strokes to gag a magic realist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 13, 2001
It's as though we're being dared not to take the movie seriously, although nothing but the pre-Holocaust setting compels you to do so.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 13, 2001
So campy and overripe that it verges on parody.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 13, 2001
The sort of film that has Americans adopting various European accents, not always in a convincing fashion.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 9, 2001
Christina Ricci has top billing, but The Man Who Cried is Cate Blanchett's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Barry Johnson
Oregonian
July 6, 2001
It all won't be enough to convince Potter's critics, but the lush images that she assembles have a fascination.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 28, 2001
There's only one performer in the movie who looks completely at ease with what he's doing: the horse.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 25, 2001
It's as dull as dry dirt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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