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Renaissance Man is a labored, unconvincing comedy that seems cobbled together out of the half-understood remnants of its betters.
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Marshall has tried to do too much, dealing with certain subplots too sparingly to deliver on their promise.
Marshall doesn't have the gift for shamelessness, and that's why the film, with its pileup of sentimentalities, seems so processed. [04 Jun 1994]
The big underachiever turns out to be DeVito, who is incapable of exhibiting believable warmth and complexity, or, indeed, of playing anyone who is not a cartoon.
Warm, squishy and manipulative, like being slobbered on by a mongrel pup that's begging for more Snausages.[03 Jun 1994]
Renaissance Man is a movie of moments, too many of which are mediocre or unfulfilling.
The director Penny Marshall has a gently persuasive touch that keeps the movie's most brazen manipulations from being too offensive. [02 Jun 1994]
Inherently condescending, and finally awash in warm-bath sentimentality, this setup never goes out of style.
We know exactly where this picture is going at all times. Holding our attention, however, is a cast of fresh talent among the trainees. [03 Jun 1994]
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