Man Trouble
Man Trouble (1992)

In a rare comedy role, Jack Nicholson plays the owner of an attack-dog service who is hired by an opera singer (Ellen Barkin) to protect her, first, from break-ins but also from a billionaire obsessed with preventing the singer's sister… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 1992
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Man Trouble has brilliant stars and the germ of an interesting idea in its favor, which makes the scattered, unfunny results even more of a disappointment.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A stunning disappointment considering the talent involved.

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

It's a lazy-looking movie, amiable and smart, but so fuzzy, in its imagery and structure, that it suggests the sun is getting to everybody, that they all need a dip in the pool.

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

It's not just bad, it's rancid.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

A jaw-dropping Hollywood disaster of Hudson Hawk proportions.

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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune

Rafelson, an accomplished screenwriter, seems unable, or unwilling, to give any shape to this mess.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Nicholson is as reliably watchable as ever, but is unable to find anything inspired in Carole Eastman's unbelievably unfunny script, while the hapless Barkin is hopelessly at sea as a pathetic squealing pancake.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

There was reportedly a great deal of argument and dissent during the making of the film, and it is reflected in its erratic tone and slovenly, indecisive and increasingly incoherent narrative.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

This is actually a pretty clever idea, and it's certainly ambitious -- too ambitious.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Two capable stars, Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin, lose their luster in this misfired comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 14% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
How could a pairing of Nicolson and Barkin go wrong? I don't think you want to know.
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