Man of the Century Image
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: A fast-paced, fast talking, farcical comedy starring Johnny Twennies (Frazier), a young newspaper reporter in modern day Manhattan who is absolutely convinced that he is living in the 1920's. (Fine Line Features)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Sharp and irresistible, and there's no other movie like it.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    70
    The film's bemused but genuine respect for the ingenious obviousness of a bygone cinematic language is quite moving.
  3. 70
    A lighter-than-air comedy than runs on pure fizz.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrea C. Basora
    50
    Charming cinematic bauble.
  5. Reviewed by: Stefan Thiel
    50
    Though the story is often silly to the point of ridiculous, its goofy tone and charming characters, especially Frazier's Johnny, create a lovely idealization of a long-gone era.
  6. 50
    It's really too bad the film remains so resolutely flimsy, because the novice cast is so clearly delighted to be putting on a show, their glee is contagious enough to carry us along -- for a while.
  7. 25
    Grows tiresome rather quickly.

See all 15 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3