• Released
  • October 31, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 56 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Post-Noir (Modern Noir)

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The Coens' plotting, with its suspense and reversals, is a source of amazement and delight.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Like all the Coens' movies, "Man" is supremely self-aware and darkly, hellishly funny. It's also brilliantly written and acted to a fare-thee-well by an outrageously good cast.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Most of the way this ranks with the Coens' most immaculately crafted work. Cain would have loved its dreamlike chills, and so will audiences nostalgic for the movies of half a century ago.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Steadily engrossing and devilishly funny, and, o brother, does it look sharp.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
To be sure, there are goofy flourishes here, the in-jokey, left-field rummies that are the Brothers Coen's stock-in-trade. But this is altogether a quieter, more philosophical sort of endeavor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Isn't content to stick to the genre conventions it sets up. Instead, it sprawls and mutates into one of the Coens' elaborate gizmoid yarns.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Has all the tense crackle of film noir and the molasses drip of irony that is the trademark of movie-making brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So assured and perceptive in its style, so loving, so intensely right, that if you can receive on that frequency, the film is like a voluptuous feast.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Lacks the requisite sense of dread.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ordinary moviegoers, on the other hand, may wonder what they're supposed to feel, apart from bored.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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