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The Giant Mechanical Man

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

April 27, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Lee Kirk

Starring :

Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Chris Messina, Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk, Rich Sommer, Ella Anderson, Rachel Avery, John Cabrera

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..unfortunately, the film merely trades it for sappiness..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..there's something highly endearing about the directness of the movie's charm..”
by R. Kurt Osenlund [Slant Magazine]
“..tech credits are fine, although the establishing shots, suggesting Lower Manhattan, don't mesh with the rest of the Detroit-shot production..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
3 of 5

“..showing off some impressive mime skills to boot..”
by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]
2.5 of 5

“..replete with eye-roll-inducing contrivances and heavy-handed symbolism..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]
3 of 4

“..like a lot of independent pictures, The Giant Mechanical Man wears its indie quirks on its sleeve a little too much..”
by Mike McGranaghan [Aisle Seat]
3 of 5

“..knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..give such wonderful performances that I started rooting for Janice and Tim early on and didn’t want to miss a look or word between the two of them..”
by Betty Jo Tucker [ReelTalk Movie Reviews]
“..for all of us who continue to hope for the best in our cinema..”
by Kimberly Gadette [Doddle]
“..better use had been made of his crack comic timing than this too-easy, shallow cartoon of a role..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
Review rate : D

“..at least has personal and romantic reasons to be involved with this film, but audiences are unencumbered by such obligations..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]
“..a cast of familiar faces helps theatrical prospects, though, especially with everyone playing roles well within their comfort zones..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]

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