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  • Summary: A girl whose name and language are taken away, who loses everything and everyone she loves and is driven into silence, nevertheless finds a singing voice and finally manages to find her long lost father. (Universal Focus)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 7 out of 22
  1. 75
    This is an amazingly ambitious movie, not so much because of the time and space it covers (a lot), but because Potter trusts us to follow her heroine through one damn thing after another.
  2. Melodramatic and strangely moving.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    63
    A curious but intriguing movie that leaves you bemused and more than a little confused.
  4. 40
    It's hard to be drawn into a movie if you're never entirely sure what it's supposed to be about, other than about 100 minutes.
  5. 40
    The Man Who Cried is like a Yiddish generational tearjerker told from the perspective of the lost child rather than that of the bereaved parent.
  6. The result is a movie that talks big, even walks big, but has no scale whatsoever.
  7. 20
    A star ensemble is preposterously miscast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. PatC.
    Feb 15, 2007
    3
    An important story, but it's told without craftsmanship and contains characters without personality nuances. The plot continuity has An important story, but it's told without craftsmanship and contains characters without personality nuances. The plot continuity has holes you could drive a truck through. Not even Blanchett, inexplicably mis-cast, can save this one. Expand

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