Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
Watch On
  1. 63
    For 60 minutes, the movie appears to have found the right tone and approach, then everything goes wrong. It's rare to see a production that starts so strongly finish so weakly.
  2. Man of the Year remains an interesting proposition throughout, and a tale well told.
  3. 75
    The most refreshing thing about Man of the Year is its mingling of comedy and suspense with common decency. Levinson asks his countrymen not just to know their limits, but also to reach them.
  4. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    63
    As Dobbs's chain-smoking and hard-eyed enabler, a quietly spooky Christopher Walken manages to straddle the genres more effectively, gently toying with the stereotype of the rough-edged showbiz manager.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
  1. BarbP.
    Oct 16, 2006
    2
    Completely misses the audience. The humor is aimed at the dumbest common denominator, and the waffling back and forth between the Completely misses the audience. The humor is aimed at the dumbest common denominator, and the waffling back and forth between the slapstick-Robin Williams run-on joke and Laura Linney's take on The Net makes your brain hurt. Full Review »
  2. LarryMartin
    Oct 15, 2006
    3
    A weak script and lack of focus by the directer doom this poor effort.
  3. JoshuaC.
    Oct 14, 2006
    2
    Its so poorly executed. The mis-match clash of trying to suddenly be a politcal thriller and a comedy NEVER works. Besides a couple funny Its so poorly executed. The mis-match clash of trying to suddenly be a politcal thriller and a comedy NEVER works. Besides a couple funny moments, when finally it goes poltical thriller it never recovers. Not recommendable. Full Review »