The Man
The Man (2005)

Les Mayfield directs Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy in the buddy action comedy The Man. Jackson plays ATF agent Derrick Vann. His partner, who it turns out was corrupt, has been killed after a cache of guns were stolen from the ATF… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the steely presence of Samuel L. Jackson and the comic timing of Eugene Levy, The Man's plot is pointless and its jokes rehashed, as it ends up playing out like the Odd Couple with gas.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

So tired.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

At a zippy 83 minutes (including an ingenious title sequence that sets up the crime), The Man could be a lot worse. But with this kind of talent, it should be a lot better.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

A derivative, readily-forgettable insult to the intelligence!

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The Man arrives in theaters today with a sheet over its head and a tag on its toe.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...watered-down and egregiously silly...

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

At what point do you know that a movie isn't just bad, it's off-the-scale, surrender-all-hope, no-turning-back bad?

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The chattering salesman and the curse-crazy cop never click, but they have their moments.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

If the fart jokes had been cut out, if the ultimate identity were less of an anticlimax, if Levy had had some context, if Jackson showed the slightest rapport with his co-star... No, it's no good; The Man is a dud. Move along people, nothing to see here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
Absolutely terrible comedy buddy movie. Bearing in mind that Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy have built their careers playing pretty much the same characters… More
KJ Proulx
probably one of the worst films starring samuel L. jackson! this movie blows majorly.
Anthony Lawrie
So 1984 called and they'd like their film back please. That said, even by 80's standards, The Man never really cuts the mustard. There is nothing new… More
Wahida K
<center>Obey The Rules... Or Die Laughing.</center> The day I laughed my Butt off was the day when I saw this Movie, it is incredibly funny. Christ… More
Lady D'arbanville
I hadn't had great expectations for this film but was pleasantly surprised by some of it's hilarious content. Eugine Levy provides non stop laughter… More
Film Crazy
excellent really funny and exciting clearly eugene levy his character gets on samual l jacksons characters nerves and its funny that he tries and shuts him up… More