The Answer Man Synopsis
The grouchy, reclusive author (Jeff Daniels) of an enormously popular spirituality book falls in love with his sunny chiropractor (Lauren Graham).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though his film is a tad choppy and a lot chatty, Hindman elicits sympathetic performances from leads who demonstrate a deep understanding...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Answer Man is a passable way to kill two hours on a lazy summer afternoon, and perhaps an excuse to get out of the heat.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A perfect example of an Intelligent Bad Movie.
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50

Wall Street Journal

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Its crackly sarcasm and smart talk turn out to be simply coating for a soft, icky, center.
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
A theological trifle that ultimately twists itself into a romantic comedy.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Daniels plays Arlen with a kind of cuddly crankiness; he makes him a jerk who just needs a hug.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Dull, dreary Answer Man raises this question: Why?
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
How much more interesting is a film like "(500) Days of Summer," which is about the complexities of life, in comparison with this one, which...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This two-bit echo of "The Accidental Tourist" is a preachy pill that wastes the genial, funny Jeff Daniels and the criminally underused...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Brutally banal chitchat about life and love ensues.
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“THE ANSWER MAN” – Not enough Solutions to a Mild Script = Rating: 7 of 10 stars (based on an advance screening).

By jimchudnow
JEFF DANIELS plays Arlen, an arrogant & anti-social writer of a famous book about talking to God. His agent wants him to publicize a special edition-- but, as usual, he’s uncooperative. A back...

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Rated R | For language