A Man's Gotta Do
A Man's Gotta Do (2005)

A family man and working stiff has a lucrative but illegal sideline in this comedy from Australia. Eddy (John Howard) makes his living as a fisherman in a small coastal town in New South Wales called Shellharbour -- or at least that's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 6, 2005
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The TV-sitcom script does them in.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Chris Kennedy's amusing comedy feels more like a 90-minute pilot for a TV series than a feature film.

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Ned Martel
New York Times

In this seasick, heartsick romp, a suburban Australian family struggles with love, loyalty and a fear that the patriarch is making his mortal enemies disappear.

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Matt Singer
Village Voice

The only thing more inexplicable than the loathsome score is the story's determination to impregnate all its major female characters.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

McClelland is a joy to watch, even when the story strains too hard for lovable whimsy, which happens much too often.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This amiable, off-kilter Australian comedy pits parental manipulation against adolescent pride, with generally amusing results.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Lacks a coherent message, let alone anything very funny at which to laugh.

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