60

The New York Times

It may hit all-too-familiar notes, but its sureness of tone makes Mr. Schweighöfer a talent to watch.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While the idea of a German romantic comedy may seem like an oxymoron, What a Man proves an amiable diversion that at least has the distinction of not starring Katherine Heigl or Kate Hudson.
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
The leads jell well but the film overcompensates to justify their union, surrounding them with broadly drawn secondary characters presented in an uncertain, inconsistent comic tone.
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40

Village Voice

Mostly harmless but also irksome in its bland simplicity, the film follows your average too-nice-for-his-own-good everyman who sets about proving his masculinity after being cheated on by his caricature of a girlfriend.
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38

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The plot is predictable, as complications line up like jets awaiting takeoff. Even the camera work is predictable: The attractive-girl's-scary-boyfriend-suddenly-pops-up shot; the morning-after, face-in-the-pillow shot.
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30

Los Angeles Times

With its stock characters and low-expectation high jinks, the German import What a Man could have been fabricated on the Hollywood rom-com assembly line.
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39 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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