The Man Who Cried Reviews

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October 8, 2012
May 20, 2003
March 30, 2003
The Man Who Cried hits all the wrong notes right from the get-go and never relents.
February 25, 2002
A grand looking film always giving one hope it will come up with something sweeping to say...
February 12, 2002
October 30, 2001
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.
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.
July 27, 2001
There's hardly a moment that feels authentic. Maybe that's why the man is crying.
July 22, 2001
There isn't too much happening, other than a lot of lip-synching.
July 20, 2001
I prefer to think of this movie as The Critic Who Cried.
July 20, 2001
The beginning is a cheat, the ending an absurdity, and virtually everything in between an inanity.
July 19, 2001
Paired, [Ricci and Depp] stare the film down, right down into the ground.
July 16, 2001
Potter eschews drama for posing, politics for postulating, and provides enough symbolic broad strokes to gag a magic realist.
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 13, 2001
So campy and overripe that it verges on parody.
June 28, 2001
There's only one performer in the movie who looks completely at ease with what he's doing: the horse.
June 25, 2001
It's as dull as dry dirt.
June 15, 2001
The story is pretty cornball, with an ending that can only be called pure Hollywood.
June 15, 2001
A mixed bag -- reasonably well-made and of some interest, but not the kind of movie to truly engage the viewer.
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