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About the Movie
Comedy superstar, Robin Williams (RV, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire), plays Tom Dobbs, a comedian who made it to the top by telling it like it is. When he decides to run for President to unleash his trademark comic rants on the powers that be, something extraordinary happens - he wins! From the director of Good Morning, Vietnam and Wag the Dog comes an irreverent comedy hit with a hilarious all-star cast that is sure to win your vote for best comedy of the year!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 142
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 112
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's a comedy, a political thriller, a love story: Barry Levinson's Man of the Year tries to be all things to all people and fails on every count -- a little like the generic, ineffectual politicians it's pretending to excoriate.
Rotten: Levinson has written and directed in many genres. But rarely has he made a film as indecisive and diffident as Man of the Year.
Rotten: A few moments do not make a new Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Frank Capra can continue to rest in peace.
Rotten: Man of the Year is longer than the FDR administration, less funny than Calvin Coolidge and deader than Abe Lincoln.
Something to think about .... while chuckling
Especially against the backdrop of the 2011 Republican Primary pre-season this movie manages to hit home. Robin Williams comes across as a sincere - but hilarious - talk show host, finding himself cast into the political spotlight. Decency deserves a place even in politics, at least that is what we should all wish for. Entertaining movie with lots of original jokes from Robin Williams stage shows that raises the question: why could it not be that way?
boring and not a good movie
Irreverant, Funny and Pointed! Loved It!
This movie is a hoot! Robin Williams doing Robin Williams. That's what I wanted, that's what I got. I was laughing tears at some of the scenes. Parts are a little schmaltzy, but I loved the jokes and pointed humor. I loved the plot that included computer errors in the voting process that didn't involve "hanging chads" (which to me are far stranger than a computer glitch, which seems actually plausible). A good popcorn movie and a comedic genious, a good, fun afternoon at the movies.