O Homem Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied)
O Homem Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied) (2005)

Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado makes his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Homen Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied). Andre (Lazaro Ramos) is a young man who likes to draw, but the only job he can get is making copies at a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it has some nice moments, The Man Who Copied spins out of control by the second half and wears out its welcome.

Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

The Man Who Copied unfolds into a movie with a split personality, and the second half is no reproduction of the first.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

It takes a lot of wit and heart to make an engaging and ferociously funny movie out of a dull dead end job. But Brazilian director Jorge Furtado pulls it off nicely.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

The tone shifts from a quiet little love story to a caper film, which doesn't exactly fit together but both halves of the movie are entertaining.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This Brazilian film starts as a quirky romantic comedy before suddenly becoming a violent crime drama. It's a radical turn, so much so that it almost goes over a cliff.

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Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

Ultimately produces a ragged facsimile of film noir clichés.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The script's shifts of tone are never smoothly melded, and the lethargic pacing drags the story out mercilessly.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Even after it loses its way, the movie suggests a world where anything can happen and no one -- certainly not the girl of one's dreams -- is quite who he or she seems to be.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

has enough heart to make most hopeless romantics weep with joy.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Brazilian romantic comedy careens down such an elaborately entertaining route that I hesitate to call it a romantic comedy. It's funny all the way, but romance doesn't enter the picture until the picture is almost over.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Ina S
A lighthearted, charming, very Brazilian and thoroughly entertaining little gem.