Man of the Year details
|Starring:||Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, David Alpay, Faith Daniels, Tina Fey|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller|
Man of the Year
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Apr 2008|
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vote for WilliamsBy Kh08 from bristol , 15 Jul 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Saw this whilst in the states
A great film very much in the vain of Wag the Dog meets primary Colours.
It follows Williams as a type of Jerry Springer who as many americans find the poltical balance in America crap decides to run for president.
The story follows his election campaign through and after the election.
A great supporting cast sees this as a smart comedy with punch that has an odd familiarity to it with voting in Florida during Bush's first election.
As ever Williams gives some great speeches for me these made the film.
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Great movieBy Steve Hatton from Cornwall, UK , 23 Aug 2010Williams is exceptional - although he is really doing what he does best - delivering quick fire retorts and generally acting the goat. Walken makes a good straight guy to Williams clown, and the whole lot boils down to a film that is funny, yet thought provoking - as you can see it happening in reality!!!!
Thrilling comedy or comedic thriller?By Ailran (2 reviews) from Bedford , 04 Aug 2010Man of the Year is an intriguing movie. Playing on the idea of a comedian running for president of the USA it certainly has a promising premise behind it.
When it is playing it for laughs it is funny and will make you think about the way politics works these days. No one gives money for nothing so what do the presidential wannabes offer in return for all they are given by the companies that support them?
The comedy side of Man of The Year is actually very good, Williams is on top form and writer/director Barry Levinson has filled the script with a number of spot on observations.
The problem is the thriller side of the movie, it really doesnt fit with the rest of the movie and it almost feels like it was added as an afterthought. It really is just far too simplistic and cliched, shame really as if they could have concentrated more on the comedy this could have had the potential to be a top quality film.
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Finding the funk in dysfunctionalBy studleydave (165 reviews) from Norwich , 02 Aug 2010I love Williams. He has made me laugh and smile for as long as I can remember.
This film carries his usual style - a serious theme carried well by his acting ability, coupled with his finesse for comedy.
I didn't expect this to be as much of a Thriller as it is, and I think Linney's role makes it so. Well scripted, and with a balance between comedy and suspense, it pleasantly surprised me, and held me more than I imagined it would do.
Linney and Williams fans won't be disappointed.
Definitely man of the yearBy DiamondBob (9 reviews) from Weymouth , 14 Apr 2010Robin Williams only rarely fails to make a role superb and this is a case where he really succeeds. Different type of subject for him but the film is a really great evening's entertainment - would watch it again!
SHOCKING... I found that I really...By Jaxworld (49 reviews) from Welling , 06 Jan 2010....LIKED IT!!!... a LOT
Wasn't expecting much, BUT found that it turned out to be a very good politicial thriller as well as a very good comedy/drama.
Mr Williams delivers some brilliant speeches,(comic and poignant in turns). Laura Linney and Christopher Walken as ever are great supporting acts. The script is pacey and well observed and there is just enough sinister goings on to make a thriller credible.
I thought I'd hired a 3-4 star filler for a dull midweek evening... and found I'd hired a 4.5 star movie that we all enjoyed.
Diamond in the rough.