Man in the Chair Synopsis
Cameron Kincaid is a teenage film fanatic who is on a path more likely to land him in prison than on a film set.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A ramshackle but likeable story.
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63

Chicago Tribune

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By salvaging a troubled script with deep, committed, touching portrayals, Plummer and Walsh help prove Schroeder’s points about how...
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Man in the Chair has few surprises. Once its machinery is humming, it settles into a soothing fable of a last hurrah.
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60

Variety

By Robert Koehler
As a showcase for rising young star Michael Angarano and Christopher Plummer, pic offers the pleasures of connecting Hollywood traditions...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
With its flashy, music-video style edits, rock-scored montages and septuagenarian cast, it’s hard to say who, exactly, is the right...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
We'll overlook the clichéd predictability of their partnership and note that Plummer, and M. Emmet Walsh as his lonely friend, are a...
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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...
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40

Empire

By Damon Wise
As in Cocoon, the emphasis is on sentiment, feel-good and reclaiming the elderly from the scrapheap. But the performances are nowhere near...
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's a cute idea that a better filmmaker than writer-director Michael Schroeder could have done a lot with.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie works so hard at juggling its cliches that it fails to generate interest in its story.
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Man in the Chair

By Terdou
I think this is one of the most moving movies I've seen in a long time. I went with a friend and with my mother, who is 76 and is at the age where care centers are a real fear. Her sister is...

wonderful movie

By k girl
Friend and I saw this movie. We both enjoyed it. Christopher Plummer did so good in it. Bring your tissue!...

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Rated PG-13 | For for language and thematic elements