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Man of the Year

(2006)

Rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/13/2006 , 108min.
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93%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
39%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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September 17, 2011
artv200
Maybe we don't like looking at ourselves. I enjoyed the movie because it made me feel uncomfortable. This film was made in 2006 before national politics became as weird as it is today. No mention was made of foreign wars, or dangerous debt, but the idea of a stolen election seems eminently real and what people might do to protect that secret at least possible. The film does morph from

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Washington Post
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. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It swerves from thriller to romantic comedy to farce without much conviction, though you can occasionally salvage a glimmer of amusing possibility. Mr. Williams scores with a few throwaway jokes. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
The actors, individually fine although they appear to be in different films, tread warily on each other's turf, like Martian and Venusian making adjustments for an alien gravitational field. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Like a politician who waters down his message to gain favor with the masses rather than truly serving his constituency, Man of the Year seems determined to play it safe on all counts. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
For 60 minutes, the movie appears to have found the right tone and approach, then everything goes wrong. It's rare to see a production that starts so strongly finish so weakly. Full Review

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