Man Of The Year

Man Of The Year

Man Of The Year

Barry Levinson is a curious filmmaker - making greats like 'Diner' & goods like 'Rain Main', to the very average 'Wag The Dog' & and the terrible 'Envy'.

Here he re-teams with 'Good Morning Vietnam' star Robin Williams - in an adventerous blend of comedy, drama, romance, and political thriller. The story follows comedian Tom Dobbs and his accidental rise to power, after successfully running in the election for president of the United States.

2007Rating: M, contains low level offensive language115 minsUSA
ComedyDramaThriller
Director:
Barry Levinson ('Envy', 'Wag the Dog', 'Rain Man', 'Good Morning Vietnam', 'Diner')
Writer:
Barry Levinson
Cast:
Robin WilliamsLaura LinneyChristopher WalkenJeff GoldblumLewis Black
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A curious hybrid -- a political/action/comedy/thriller in which Robin Williams becomes president of the United States. A movie as uneven as it sounds, "Man" is less laugh-out-loud funny than topical and suspenseful...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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A movie that can be smart-funny and astutely topical. But if what you're expecting is a start-to-finish laugh fest, beware: This picture takes some detours and never really figures out what kind of movie it wants to be...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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Man of the Year remains an interesting proposition throughout, and a tale well told...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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The film is laughable when it tries to be dramatic and stone-faced when it strains to be funny. Beyond that, Man of the Year is often so wildly off the mark in its depiction of how elections are run, it's hard to believe that it was directed by the same guy who helmed "Wag the Dog," one of the savviest political films ever made...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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This is a film that is worse than devoid of ideas; it's actually deeply conservative, even reactionary, concluding that things are really best left as they are...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Levinson diverts his film into a political thriller with its own conspiracy theory, an improbable romance and a curious subplot that feels like an anti-smoking ad. Little wonder his bewildered star, Robin Williams, looks confused much of the time...

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Man of the minute

Yeah, ok, it was a missed opportunity in 2007, but I just watched it again in Jan 2012 (in light of talk-show comic Stephen Colbert "running" for Republican party nominee) and, well, it ain't nearly as biting as Barry Levinson's former political comedy, WAG THE DOG, but it's an entertaining "what if" story nonetheless. Problem is, it...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A curious hybrid -- a political/action/comedy/thriller in which Robin Williams becomes president of the United States. A movie as uneven as it sounds, "Man" is less laugh-out-loud funny than topical and suspenseful...

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

A movie that can be smart-funny and astutely topical. But if what you're expecting is a start-to-finish laugh fest, beware: This picture takes some detours and never really figures out what kind of movie it wants to be...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Man of the Year remains an interesting proposition throughout, and a tale well told...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The film is laughable when it tries to be dramatic and stone-faced when it strains to be funny. Beyond that, Man of the Year is often so wildly off the mark in its depiction of how elections are run, it's hard to believe that it was directed by the same guy who helmed "Wag the Dog," one of the savviest political films ever made...

1.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This is a film that is worse than devoid of ideas; it's actually deeply conservative, even reactionary, concluding that things are really best left as they are...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Levinson diverts his film into a political thriller with its own conspiracy theory, an improbable romance and a curious subplot that feels like an anti-smoking ad. Little wonder his bewildered star, Robin Williams, looks confused much of the time...

0

Man of the minute

Yeah, ok, it was a missed opportunity in 2007, but I just watched it again in Jan 2012 (in light of talk-show comic Stephen Colbert "running" for Republican party nominee) and, well, it ain't nearly as biting as Barry Levinson's former political comedy, WAG THE DOG, but it's an entertaining "what if" story nonetheless. Problem is, it...

2.0
0