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The Man Who Cried Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 15, 2001
A mixed bag -- reasonably well-made and of some interest, but not the kind of movie to truly engage the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 13, 2001
So campy and overripe that it verges on parody.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
May 14, 2001
Failed though it may be as serious fare, 'The Man Who Cried' remains a guilty pleasure
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
May 25, 2001
The romance and the drama often seem insincere and overwrought because of Potter's chimerical cinematic techniques.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 22, 2001
Gives bad movies a good name.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 24, 2001
Potter gets the period details right (heads up, Michael Bay), but the film itself has long since flown off the rails, miring good intentions in rank soap opera.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
May 25, 2001
Suzie and Cesar are essentially reactive characters, as much victims of underwriting as they are of persecution.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
May 25, 2001
It's all big moments, the world's longest and most sincere trailer.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 26, 2001
If this all sounds terribly melodramatic, that's because it is.
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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.
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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
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
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 28, 2001
As pedestrian as this director's "Orlando" was innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 25, 2001
There's nothing particularly wrong with this whole setup; it's just very by-the-numbers.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
May 18, 2001
Writer and director Sally Potter (The Tango Lesson), who has a propensity for crafting sumptuous music and visuals while having difficulty coming up with a compelling narrative, has her usual troubles in The Man Who Cried.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Wiegand
Boxoffice Magazine
March 7, 2001
Far from the film that you would expect it to be considering the talent involved.
Dave Kehr
Citysearch
May 24, 2001
An empty and irritating piece of work.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 25, 2001
Strange, unsuccessful but not uninteresting.
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