Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. A poignant, quirky and effective alternative to the usual soulless, computer-generated summer fare.
  2. 70
    Lyrical and funny, Full Grown Men is a tough-minded film about the need to grow up.
  3. 63
    It's dramatically unsatisfying.
  4. 58
    Full Grown Men often becomes as intolerably silly as the twee Amerindies it's reacting to.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    50
    In the end, Full Grown Men tells an amusing tale, and the cameo scenes from Alan Cumming and Amy Sedaris are not to be missed.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    A strong cast, beautiful production values and generally pleasant execution can't disguise the fact both laughs and surprises are on the thin side here, despite the abundant care and affection lavished on the central characters by first-time writer-director David Munro.
  7. 50
    Full Grown Men marks the feature debut of director David Munro, who was born and raised in Miami and shoots Florida like a native.
  8. Obviously, Munro is reaching for something about how people allow themselves to get mired in the past. But his characters and situations are so exaggerated and dreary that his point gets quickly lost.
  9. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    40
    For better and for worse (at least for a story about a man struggling to behave like an adult), Full Grown Men feels and thinks with the heart and mind of a child.
  10. Friedlander offers a nicely subtle performance, but the other actors - including Alan Cumming, Deborah Harry and Amy Sedaris - appear to have turned up as a favor to the director. Don't feel obliged to follow their lead.
  11. 38
    Nicely photographed and has impressive sets; too bad there's so little going on that it seems long even at 78 minutes.
  12. This candy-colored movie, whose soft hues match the colored cereal loops that Alby devours at his mother's house, is a post-Freudian fable that wants to be a kind of anti-"Wizard of Oz" for a culture inundated with toys and toons.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HenryF.
    Feb 16, 2010
    2
    It is probably not fair of me to vote on this one, since I wanted to turn it off before the credits ended. It was obvious the main character It is probably not fair of me to vote on this one, since I wanted to turn it off before the credits ended. It was obvious the main character was intolerable and uninteresting and unbelievable from the get-go. It only got worse from there. I made it through half the movie before I decide to go give myself an enema instead. Full Review »
  2. DavidL
    Jul 7, 2008
    10
    Excellent Movie!!!
  3. Daniel
    Jul 6, 2008
    9
    Cute movie. Kind of like Sideways. I love the actors and it's great for what it's trying to be.