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Mansome

Overview


Genre :

Documentary

Release Date :

May 18, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Morgan Spurlock

Starring :

Jason Bateman, Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Adam Carolla, Shawn Daivari, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Manchanda, Chris McLaughlin, Isaiah Mustafa, Jack Passion

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..the film has nothing new to argue or advocate..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..settles for a few weak jokes about grooming..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..look at men obsessed with their looks, without much context as to why..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
1.5 of 4

“..long focused on entertainment over enlightenment frequently prefers famous comedians making jokes over any useful examination of the film's central idea..”
by Matt Pais [RedEye]
2 of 5

“..it's ultimately foamy filler added to a frustratingly frothy film that says nothing about its subject..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
“..it's the last thing you want a movie about appearances to be: superficial..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
2 of 5

“..it'll modestly enhance your day without making any lasting impact..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
Review rate : F

“..hell, 80 minutes of John Waters sleeping would be more fun than Mansome..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]
Review rate : B+

“..funny, incisive talking-head commentary from Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and Judd Apatow; plus the usual cheeky Spurlockian graphics..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 5

“..fluffy, repetitive and not nearly funny enough..”
by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]
“..at least by the subjects it shows, implies the main motivation is image for self, peers or work..”
by Marsha McCreadie [Film Journal International]
1 of 4

“..all trying to be funny, but not one says anything remotely amusing or worth hearing..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]

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