The Man
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A Federal Agent turns up dead on the mean streets of Detroit. When it's learned that the Agent was "on the take" in a multi-million dollar arms heist, all eyes turn toward his partner, Derrick Vann, a hardcore undercover Federal Agent known for his untrusting, street-wise style. Vann's given 24 hours to recover the stolen arms and find the cop killers, but he's about to stumble upon an unlikely ally. Enter Andy Fiddler, an affable, optimistic dental supply salesman in town for a two-day convention. When the bad guys mistake Andy to be the buyer in a stolen arms deal, Vann… 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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