A Man's Gotta Do
A Man's Gotta Do (2004)

A family man and working stiff has a lucrative but illegal sideline in this comedy from Australia. Eddy (John Howard) makes his living as a fisherman in a small coastal town in New South Wales called Shellharbour -- or at least that's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The TV-sitcom script does them in.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Chris Kennedy's amusing comedy feels more like a 90-minute pilot for a TV series than a feature film.

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Ned Martel
New York Times

In this seasick, heartsick romp, a suburban Australian family struggles with love, loyalty and a fear that the patriarch is making his mortal enemies disappear.

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Matt Singer
Village Voice

The only thing more inexplicable than the loathsome score is the story's determination to impregnate all its major female characters.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

McClelland is a joy to watch, even when the story strains too hard for lovable whimsy, which happens much too often.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This amiable, off-kilter Australian comedy pits parental manipulation against adolescent pride, with generally amusing results.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Lacks a coherent message, let alone anything very funny at which to laugh.

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