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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    We'll overlook the clichéd predictability of their partnership and note that Plummer, and M. Emmet Walsh as his lonely friend, are a pleasure to watch. show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    A ramshackle but likeable story. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    By salvaging a troubled script with deep, committed, touching portrayals, Plummer and Walsh help prove Schroeder’s points about how Hollywood isn’t just the province of the rich, young and pretty. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    With its flashy, music-video style edits, rock-scored montages and septuagenarian cast, it’s hard to say who, exactly, is the right audience for this unusual comedic drama. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie works so hard at juggling its cliches that it fails to generate interest in its story. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    It's a cute idea that a better filmmaker than writer-director Michael Schroeder could have done a lot with. show more

  • 40
    Damon Wise Empire

    As in Cocoon, the emphasis is on sentiment, feel-good and reclaiming the elderly from the scrapheap. But the performances are nowhere near as subtle. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Man in the Chair has few surprises. Once its machinery is humming, it settles into a soothing fable of a last hurrah. show more

  • 60
    Robert Koehler Variety

    As a showcase for rising young star Michael Angarano and Christopher Plummer, pic offers the pleasures of connecting Hollywood traditions and generations in the spirit of Peter Bogdanovich's films about and inspired by the movies. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Though they can't transcend writer-director Michael Schroeder's pointed contrivances, the actors tap into something achingly true in this valentine to Hollywood's below-the-line crafts people and society's castoffs. show more

  • December 26, 2008 Debbi
    Report This User

    My husband and I enjoyed all the great actors and it was a different spin on honoring and respecting our elders

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