Metacritic Movie Ratings
Man of the Year Reviews

2.0

39

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    For 60 minutes, the movie appears to have found the right tone and approach, then everything goes wrong. It's rare to see a production that starts so strongly finish so weakly.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Like a politician who waters down his message to gain favor with the masses rather than truly serving his constituency, Man of the Year seems determined to play it safe on all counts.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    Levinson diverts his film into a political thriller with its own conspiracy theory, an improbable romance and a curious subplot that feels like an anti-smoking ad. Little wonder his bewildered star, Robin Williams, looks confused much of the time.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Williams turns out to be exactly the wrong candidate for the job, a comedian singularly uninterested in letting anyone else get a word in, but with nothing to say.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The result is a mess -- sometimes an entertaining mess, but mostly a movie that makes a perfunctory mockery of the mockery currently passing for political discourse.

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