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The Man Without a Past Reviews

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March 2, 2003
The problem is, the humour of the material does not combine as well as it should with the filmmaking style. The method is absurdist, and so are the characters, and there's nothing straight to play off.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2003
Leaves us to admire the technique and the music without giving us much more to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 4, 2003
No, I refuse to label it a comedy. I refuse to classify it so easily. As far as I'm concerned, this is a movie about humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 27, 2003
At the end of The Man Without a Past, I felt a deep but indefinable contentment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 10, 2003
A surprisingly quirky and touching romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2003
Moments which draw on innocent charm are prevalent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2003
It's an oblique film, so quiet that at times it seems barely more than a whisper. But don't mistake that for fragility. It boasts a hard, clear voice.
Read More | Original Score: B+
June 5, 2002
A sublime work, at once comic, melancholy, meditative, liberating and philosophical.
April 21, 2003
It's wonderfully refreshing.
May 23, 2003
Less involving than it could be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2015
M's past... is almost an irrelevance, for Kaurismäki's film is really concerned with the possibility of wiping the slate clean and replacing globalised, corporate living with the values of a utopian community of barter and free association.
July 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 5, 2002
One of Kaurismaki's more pleasant and likeable films.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
December 1, 2003
A wistful, romantic concoction served straight-up, with no chaser to brace you against the strong kick of reality. . . . unforgettable.
April 29, 2003
This is the first amnesia movie in which we root for the hero not to get his memory back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 1, 2002
The Man Without a Past earns amusing comic points without seeming to strain for them.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 1, 2002
Without question, one of the finest films to be released this year...consummate filmmaking
October 5, 2002
The cavalier attitude of the movie seems utterly unconcerned with whether or not the audience picks up on any of the jokes, all of which are delivered with an unaffected, deadpan style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2002
A scruffy and endearing film about the adventures of an amnesiac on the fringes of society where he finds more kindness that he can handle.
November 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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