• Released
  • September 27, 2013
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • Drama
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
An enormous pleasure. The performances are so fresh and natural – yet so subtle and delicately judged. The direction is superb in its control and the cinematography creates a gripping docu-realist vision.
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Slant Magazine

It can't be overstated just how Nothing But a Man is militantly tone-deaf to the Hollywood muzak of race relations.
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Its historical import as a peripheral civil-rights document can't be understated.
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The title almost suggests manhood as something trifling. The film, however, confirms it's a mighty hard ideal to reach.
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87 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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