A Man's Story
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A MAN'S STORY profiles Ozwald Boateng, his design, his business, his personal life. Charismatic, glamorous, hard-working and very humanly flawed, Boateng's personal and professional triumphs and set-backs are the fascinating heart of this film which is set against a back-drop of models, movie stars and fabulous locations. (c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Doc captures the superficial appeal of designer's work but offers nothing deeper."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The result often plays more like a satire of the fashion industry than a serious look at one of the humans inside it."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Ozwald Boateng may be the only designer who is more compellingly attractive than any of his models, and this less-than-deep documentary fully captures his undeniable charisma."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"It may not cut as deeply as you might have hoped but fashionistas will be fascinated."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"There's much to enjoy here, even if the documentary fails to unclothe the kind of striking fashionista insights that made The September Issue so compelling."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"Showing the personal toll that produces a star in any field could be a soggy, predictable drag, but the documentary "A Man's Story" never slides into easy sentiment or bromides."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"A Man's Story never gets its man."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"The doc does a major disservice to an artiste of fashion with a pretty amazing and prolific oeuvre by reducing him to a Bravo-like personality."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"It's Zoolander without the laughs; a corporate video in the guise of a documentary, unfailingly delighted to let Boateng hold forth on the glory of Boateng."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Tiresome puff piece about Ozwald Boateng that you'd actually need to be Ozwald Boateng to enjoy."
‑ Eve Barlow, Empire Magazine
"Vonicos ... misses an opportunity to make a feature-length documentary that takes the full measure of his subject's work."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Bonicos's documentary on fashion icon Ozwald Boateng nonetheless evinces a minimal amount of interest in digging into what makes its subject tick."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Time Out New York
"We learn surprisingly little about his work, his development and what shapes his collections."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Anchored by the vibrant Boateng, A Man's Story takes you on an enjoyable, if not tumultuous, ride."
‑ Andy Tweddle, Little White Lies
"Sadly, rather than provide insight into Boateng's creative process, director Varon Bonicos is dazzled by the globetrotting, celeb-schmoozing lifestyle."
‑ Simon Kinnear, Total Film
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