A Man's Story
A Man's Story (2012)

A MAN'S STORY profiles Ozwald Boateng, his design, his business, his personal life. Charismatic, glamorous, hard-working and very humanly flawed, Boateng's personal and professional triumphs and set-backs are the fascinating heart… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Doc captures the superficial appeal of designer's work but offers nothing deeper.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

The result often plays more like a satire of the fashion industry than a serious look at one of the humans inside it.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Ozwald Boateng may be the only designer who is more compellingly attractive than any of his models, and this less-than-deep documentary fully captures his undeniable charisma.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Showing the personal toll that produces a star in any field could be a soggy, predictable drag, but the documentary "A Man's Story" never slides into easy sentiment or bromides.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

A Man's Story never gets its man.

Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

The doc does a major disservice to an artiste of fashion with a pretty amazing and prolific oeuvre by reducing him to a Bravo-like personality.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Vonicos ... misses an opportunity to make a feature-length documentary that takes the full measure of his subject's work.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

Bonicos's documentary on fashion icon Ozwald Boateng nonetheless evinces a minimal amount of interest in digging into what makes its subject tick.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

We learn surprisingly little about his work, his development and what shapes his collections.

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