Mansome Reviews

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May 31, 2012
You'll forget about this one while you're still watching it.
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
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
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
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.
May 17, 2012
It feels like a bunch of television segments slapped together, with sparing use of Mr. Spurlock himself.
May 17, 2012
It does not shed much light on the topic it's nominally interested in.
May 17, 2012
In terms of laughs 'Mansome' is thinner than the hair on a bald man's scalp.
May 17, 2012
Morgan Spurlock's latest nonthreatening documentary fails to find much point in its subject: men's grooming.
May 17, 2012
It's a movie so late in noticing a shift in American male grooming that for a documentary on the subject to work, Spurlock would either have to pitch it to our grandparents (or be a grandparent) or trace the arc of the shift and unpack it.
May 17, 2012
Spurlock's glib, drive-by look at the recent trends in male grooming and fashion.
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