A Man Named Pearl

Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    50
    Pearl, in other words, is one of those guys put on earth to make the rest of us feel like we're wasting our lives.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Winn
    50
    A pleasant but mild-mannered experience.
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    While Fryar is a charming man and his work clearly deserves recognition, A Man Called Pearl is an obvious case of building a three-story house on a one-story foundation. Really, can you make a feature-length film about a man who carves unique shapes out of trees, shrubs and bushes?
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 12, 2010
    7
    Uplifting portrait of a man in love with living, an artist who transforms topiary into a personal art. We cheer from the time we see theUplifting portrait of a man in love with living, an artist who transforms topiary into a personal art. We cheer from the time we see the unlikely yard he has created in Bishopville, SC, and the tale continues to get better. Life-affirming without the custard sauce. Full Review »