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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 office in Detroit. Internal affairs believe Derrick was in on the gun theft, forcing him to go off on his own to bring the bad guys to justice. Dental supply salesman Andy Fiddler (Levy) happens to be in Detroit for a business convention. During the course of figuring out who is responsible for his partner's death, Derrick arrests Andy because of a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So tired."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"A derivative, readily-forgettable insult to the intelligence!"
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"Only Levy gets out of this one looking good."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"I haven't seen such meaningful insight into the nature of human cooperation since this morning's Sesame Street."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The Man arrives in theaters today with a sheet over its head and a tag on its toe."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...watered-down and egregiously silly..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A clever idea that wears thin long before the movie ends."
‑ Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register
"Utterly and fantastically boring and totally without purpose."
‑ Shawn Adler, IGN Movies
"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?"
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The chattering salesman and the curse-crazy cop never click, but they have their moments."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"While both actors are too professional to simply phone their performances in, they must have realized early on that they were fighting a losing battle against the material."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"It's not dreadful, but the movie is executed with total indifference, as if its creators are working from a checklist."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
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