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  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Diehard fashionistas will likely want to see it, but few others will take notice. show more

  • 88
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Showing the personal toll that produces a star in any field could be a soggy, predictable drag, but the documentary A Man's Story never slides into easy sentiment or bromides. show more

  • 25
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    A Man's Story does a major disservice to an artiste of fashion with a pretty amazing and prolific oeuvre by reducing him to a Bravo-like personality - a personality whose pettiness Boateng's work, though perhaps not his ego, clearly exceeds. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Neither totally impartial nor a puff piece, Varon Bonicos's documentary on fashion icon Ozwald Boateng nonetheless evinces a minimal amount of interest in digging into what makes its subject tick. show more

  • 75
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    A fascinating look at the juggling act of a man who is succeeding in public, but still trying to find the answers in private. show more

  • 50
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    The result often plays more like a satire of the fashion industry than a serious look at one of the humans inside it. show more

  • 50
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    As a flashy, country-hopping ridealong with a style icon, it will appeal to fashionistas, but you won't learn much about the high-end world of clothing design beyond its ability to stretch someone's schedule to the breaking point, and land that someone a gig outfitting Jamie Foxx and Will Smith. show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    An unsatisfying look at the London designer Ozwald Boateng, was shot over 12 years and aspires to a degree of intimacy, yet this glancing treatment is not very enlightening. show more

  • 50
    Sam Adams The A.V. Club

    Trouble is, even a finely tailored suit needs a body to fill it, and A Man's Story never gets its man. show more

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