Man of the Year Synopsis
A talk-show host (Robin Williams) becomes president of the United States.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Man of the Year remains an interesting proposition throughout, and a tale well told.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

As Dobbs's chain-smoking and hard-eyed enabler, a quietly spooky Christopher Walken manages to straddle the genres more effectively, gently...
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By James Berardinelli
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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The actors, individually fine although they appear to be in different films, tread warily on each other's turf, like Martian and Venusian...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
You know a comedy's in trouble when the only laughter the audience can hear is coming from the speakers. There are other problems with...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Levinson diverts his film into a political thriller with its own conspiracy theory, an improbable romance and a curious subplot that feels...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Like a politician who waters down his message to gain favor with the masses rather than truly serving his constituency, Man of the Year...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
One walks out of Man of the Year aching for the squandered opportunities.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Williams turns out to be exactly the wrong candidate for the job, a comedian singularly uninterested in letting anyone else get a word in,...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The result is a mess -- sometimes an entertaining mess, but mostly a movie that makes a perfunctory mockery of the mockery currently...
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Decent movie, if a bit confused about what it wants to be.

By coaster_junkie
It seems the writers couldn't make up their mind if this was supposed to be a drama, comedy, satire or thriller. Overall the satire works well, the other makes it just feel uneven....


By kobe_24
Some of the parts were funny, but it wasn't great for me. I thought it would be better. But the ending was pretty good. Oh, yeah, and I hated that girl, whatever her name was....

Man of the Year--not as funny as it could have been.

By Movielover45
By looking at the poster for this movie you would think it would be a laugh a minute, side splitter. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The reason is because Robin Williams' talent for...

Man of the Year

By acunningham
Choppy and slow at the start and never shows any development. Only one central theme in the first hour - be funny. I wish they would have taken their own advice. During the second hour it turns...

Better than I anticipated!

By HillaryGill
While I was not looking forward to seeing this movie, i was pleasantly surprised by the variety it offered. Not just a Robin Williams vehicle, it was also fun and interesting. I would recommend it...

it sucked.

By meeeeeesh
it sucked....


By cowsrock123
this movie was HALARIOUS!!! it was awsome and i really HIGHLY recomend it...

man of year

By rottoger
it was a pretty good movie, woukd not recomend...


By les_paul
guy is so!!! possesed with sex...

Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

By dmoon01
This is just a horrid film. The biggest drawback is that it tries to blend two genres (uplifting populist political film ala Bulworth and suspense/thriller), and does a terrible job at that. The film...

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Rated PG-13 | For language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lame political comedy misses the mark.
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