The Man Who Cried Reviews

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June 4, 2001
While we may like what we see, it's impossible to comprehend what much of it means or why we should care.
June 1, 2001
After a vivid start, [Potter's] movie turns into an inventory of set-pieces nearly devoid of tension, momentum, even much sense.
June 1, 2001
We're never offended by any of this -- we're never exactly enthralled, either.
May 31, 2001
A strange and strangely unaffecting little drama.
May 28, 2001
As pedestrian as this director's "Orlando" was innovative.
May 26, 2001
If this all sounds terribly melodramatic, that's because it is.
May 25, 2001
Potter's cinematic sleight of hand is not quite enough to compensate for the insufficient spark in her storytelling.
May 25, 2001
If only all this effort had all been expended on a worthier endeavor.
May 25, 2001
Undermined by [Potter's] awkward script, which is weighted down by its conspicuously big ideas.
May 25, 2001
Sandbagged by cardboard characters, trite dialogue, and the disastrous miscasting of Christina Ricci.
May 25, 2001
It's all big moments, the world's longest and most sincere trailer.
May 25, 2001
Spotted with historical inaccuracies and groaning with dialogue so dreadful that it makes a fine cast look ridiculous again and again.
May 25, 2001
A pallid character drama that glosses over any interesting political or moral questions.
May 25, 2001
Suzie and Cesar are essentially reactive characters, as much victims of underwriting as they are of persecution.
May 25, 2001
This piece poorly serves the talents of gifted Orlando director Sally Potter.
May 25, 2001
Strange, unsuccessful but not uninteresting.
May 25, 2001
There's nothing particularly wrong with this whole setup; it's just very by-the-numbers.
May 25, 2001
The romance and the drama often seem insincere and overwrought because of Potter's chimerical cinematic techniques.
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.
May 24, 2001
An empty and irritating piece of work.
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