18rdp_mansome_span-thumbstandard From director Morgan Spurlock and producers Will Arnett and Jason Bateman comes a raucous but thoughtful documentary examining what defines masculinity in our modern culture of male grooming products, suave celebrities and avant-garde facial hair.
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NYT Review
In “Mansome," the documentarian Morgan Spurlock focuses on the many facets of men’s grooming. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 25%
Critics' score: 25   Audience score: 44   Rotten Tomatoes page
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While making a priority of squeezing in every usable bit of celebrity face-time, Mansome passes by potentially interesting digressions without more than a wayward glance. full review

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

An amusing if slight look at the grooming, preening and stylistic ways of the 21st century man. full review

Richard Roeper, Richard

It's more first-person journal and travelogue than it is cultural archaeology, and as such it's basically OK. full review

Andrew O'Hehir,

You get a feeling of haste from this film, as if onto something, but maybe doesn't have the time or patience to stick with it to widen his approach and find sharper people to sharpen his material. full review

Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on a cohesive message. full review

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

As documentaries go, this is lip gloss. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

The movie purports to be a lighthearted look at changing notions of masculinity and appearance. But unless you find something intrinsically hilarious about a man getting a pedicure, laughs are scarce. full review

Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

The best thing about the movie is that it keeps drawing conclusions in opposite directions. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Mansome's crowning achievement is its title. full review

Claudia Puig, USA Today

It feels like a bunch of television segments slapped together, with sparing use of Mr. Spurlock himself. full review

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

It's a movie so late in noticing a shift in American male grooming that for a documentary on the subject to work, Spurlock would either have to pitch it to our grandparents (or be a grandparent) or trace the arc of the shift and unpack it. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

A skin-deep look at the state of contemporary masculinity. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

This complete waste of 82 minutes finds documentarian Morgan Spurlock taking a look at current trends in men's grooming, featuring interviews with a random sampling of people who have no idea what they're talking about - but they're famous. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 82 min
  • Available From: Sep 22, 2012
  • Queued by: 1348 people
Directed By
Morgan Spurlock
Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Carolla, John Waters, Judd Apatow, Scott Ian, Isaiah Mustafa

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