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  • Summary: The man is Ozwald Boateng, one of Britain's most successful and influential fashion designers of the past two decades. Directed by Varon Bonicos, and spanning a twelve-year period, A Man's Story weaves together his rocket-like trajectory through the fashion world with an intimate portrait ofThe man is Ozwald Boateng, one of Britain's most successful and influential fashion designers of the past two decades. Directed by Varon Bonicos, and spanning a twelve-year period, A Man's Story weaves together his rocket-like trajectory through the fashion world with an intimate portrait of a family man struggling to balance life and work. (Trinity Pictures) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Nov 1, 2012
    88
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Nov 4, 2012
    75
    A fascinating look at the juggling act of a man who is succeeding in public, but still trying to find the answers in private.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Nov 1, 2012
    50
    The result often plays more like a satire of the fashion industry than a serious look at one of the humans inside it.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Oct 31, 2012
    50
    Trouble is, even a finely tailored suit needs a body to fill it, and A Man's Story never gets its man.
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Nov 1, 2012
    50
    An unsatisfying look at the London designer Ozwald Boateng, was shot over 12 years and aspires to a degree of intimacy, yet this glancing treatment is not very enlightening.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 2, 2012
    50
    As a flashy, country-hopping ridealong with a style icon, it will appeal to fashionistas, but you won't learn much about the high-end world of clothing design beyond its ability to stretch someone's schedule to the breaking point, and land that someone a gig outfitting Jamie Foxx and Will Smith.
  7. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Oct 31, 2012
    25
    A Man's Story does a major disservice to an artiste of fashion with a pretty amazing and prolific oeuvre by reducing him to a Bravo-like personality - a personality whose pettiness Boateng's work, though perhaps not his ego, clearly exceeds.

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