Mansome (2012)

From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mansome is a threadbare documentary with little insight into modern male maintenance, with useless celebrity interviews padding an already slim runtime.

Richard Roeper

An amusing if slight look at the grooming, preening and stylistic ways of the 21st century man.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

As documentaries go, this is lip gloss.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

You'll forget about this one while you're still watching it.

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Andrew O'Hehir

It's more first-person journal and travelogue than it is cultural archaeology, and as such it's basically OK.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The movie purports to be a lighthearted look at changing notions of masculinity and appearance. But unless you find something intrinsically hilarious about a man getting a pedicure, laughs are scarce.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Reality TV lacks Spurlock's sly willingness to let the eccentric explain themselves, rather than letting them appear foolish. It's not deep, but then, it's about vanity.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on a cohesive message.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This complete waste of 82 minutes finds documentarian Morgan Spurlock taking a look at current trends in men's grooming, featuring interviews with a random sampling of people who have no idea what they're talking about - but they're famous.

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

Spurlock seems to be wholeheartedly interested in the motivating factors behind manscaping and other choices men make about their appearances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Although the male grooming topic is potentially intriguing (including mustache obsessions, metrosexuals, and competitive beard growing), there is no real focus… More
Tyler Christian
As a devoted fan of Morgan Spurlock, I was genuinely entertained by his comic observation into the world of male grooming, but the moderate insight into the… More
Jim Hunter
Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman explore men's grooming and its relationship to masculinity. What Mansome could be is an examination of… More
Walter M.
With little insight into the perplexingly successful Hollywood career of Jason Bateman, "Mansome" is a superficial documentary about how shallow… More
Spencer S.
One of the newer efforts from semi-sterling documentary director Morgan Spurlock, Mansome is certainly one of his lesser efforts, reflected in its universal… More