Mansome Reviews

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May 31, 2012
You'll forget about this one while you're still watching it.
May 23, 2012
An amusing if slight look at the grooming, preening and stylistic ways of the 21st century man.
May 23, 2012
Reality TV lacks Spurlock's sly willingness to let the eccentric explain themselves, rather than letting them appear foolish. It's not deep, but then, it's about vanity.
May 22, 2012
Spurlock seems to be wholeheartedly interested in the motivating factors behind manscaping and other choices men make about their appearances.
May 21, 2012
Just because the film's subject is surfaces doesn't mean it only warrants a slight, surface treatment.
May 20, 2012
Mansome is arguably [Spurlock's] most insignificant, lightweight effort to date. Never mind that it doesn't provide any answers; it barely even asks a question.
May 19, 2012
It's more first-person journal and travelogue than it is cultural archaeology, and as such it's basically OK.
May 19, 2012
A lighthearted and entertaining, but ultimately inconsequential look at masculine identity as seen through the varied grooming habits of the modern male.
May 18, 2012
The one thing I want to do after watching this movie is to look up the product Fresh Balls. Yes! It does exactly what the product is called. That sounds awesome!
May 18, 2012
You get a feeling of haste from this film, as if Spurlock...is onto something, but maybe doesn't have the time or patience to stick with it to widen his approach and find sharper people to sharpen his material.
May 18, 2012
Too often the film just feels repetitive or irrelevant.
May 18, 2012
As a documentary dissertation on all that it means to be male in the modern world, you'd be better off investing in the complete works of Ernest Hemingway and watching a few Samuel Fuller and/or John Milius films.
May 18, 2012
A shallow, disposal trifle about beards and waxing: the People magazine version of anthropology.
May 18, 2012
There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on a cohesive message.
May 18, 2012
As documentaries go, this is lip gloss.
May 18, 2012
The movie purports to be a lighthearted look at changing notions of masculinity and appearance. But unless you find something intrinsically hilarious about a man getting a pedicure, laughs are scarce.
May 18, 2012
Mansome is a mullet ... neither all-out funny nor seriously thought-provoking. To mangle that famous quote by Gertrude Stein: 'There is no hair there.'
May 17, 2012
There are a few chuckles, a few head-scratches and, thankfully, very few missteps. It charms.
May 17, 2012
This complete waste of 82 minutes finds documentarian Morgan Spurlock taking a look at current trends in men's grooming, featuring interviews with a random sampling of people who have no idea what they're talking about - but they're famous.
May 17, 2012
Mansome's crowning achievement is its title.
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