• Released
  • July 30, 2010
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Comedy
  • 52 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A flamboyant literature professor teaches a cross-dressing roommate his unique way of life.

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85

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The Extra Man is something of a love letter to the marvelous weirdos of New York.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
For Kline's performance alone, The Extra Man is well worth seeing.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini show the same appreciation for eccentrics and humanity they brought to "American...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Some actors are dinner. Kevin Kline is dessert, and his comic brio saves the film version of The Extra Man from its limitations.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
We know Kline can play kooky (he won an Oscar as Otto in "A Fish Called Wanda"), and he does it very well, but the effort can become...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Kline has a ball, while Dano turns in a pitch-perfect performance. He never mocks his character's desires, or undersells his fears.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This odd collection of oddballs doesn't quite play out as a satisfying movie.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Kline finds every nuance of mirth and melancholy in this wonder of a role and rides it to glory. You can't take your eyes off him.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Everyone in the film is an uninteresting grotesque.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What feels enjoyably outré in the 1998 coming-of-age novel by Jonathan Ames (creator of HBO's Bored to Death) feels oppressively outré in...
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Rated R | For some sexual content