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The Man Who Cried Reviews

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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
July 13, 2001
So campy and overripe that it verges on parody.
May 14, 2001
Failed though it may be as serious fare, 'The Man Who Cried' remains a guilty pleasure
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
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-
May 22, 2001
Gives bad movies a good name.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2001
Suzie and Cesar are essentially reactive characters, as much victims of underwriting as they are of persecution.
May 25, 2001
It's all big moments, the world's longest and most sincere trailer.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 26, 2001
If this all sounds terribly melodramatic, that's because it is.
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.
July 20, 2001
I prefer to think of this movie as The Critic Who Cried.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2001
As pedestrian as this director's "Orlando" was innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2001
There's nothing particularly wrong with this whole setup; it's just very by-the-numbers.
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
March 7, 2001
Far from the film that you would expect it to be considering the talent involved.
May 24, 2001
An empty and irritating piece of work.
May 25, 2001
Strange, unsuccessful but not uninteresting.
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