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  • Summary: A comedy about an affable dental salesman (Levy) and a hard-edged federal agent (Jackson) who are forced to work together and who eventually grow to tolerate each other. (New Line Cinema)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 14 out of 27
  1. Who knew Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy would make such a dynamic comic duo?
  2. Both Jackson and Levy are better than director Les Mayfield's ("Blue Streak") meandering comedy.
  3. 38
    Yet another screwed-up mess that will give audiences another excuse to shun the multiplexes this weekend.
  4. 38
    Nobody needed to make it, nobody needs to see it, Jackson and Levy are too successful to waste time with it. It plays less like a film than like a deal.
  5. Unfortunately, The Man makes the mistake of assuming casting is all it takes to make a good comedy.
  6. 0
    It's just awful. Pointless, lazy, derivative and paralyzingly dull.

See all 27 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. CosmoP.
    Sep 12, 2005
    10
    A brilliant slice of movie magic. A landmark motion picture.
  2. JonD.
    Sep 23, 2005
    9
    This movie was HILARIOUS. I can't understand the bad reviews. I think part of it is understanding Eugene Levy's sense of humor. The This movie was HILARIOUS. I can't understand the bad reviews. I think part of it is understanding Eugene Levy's sense of humor. The humor is in his expressions & hand gestures (It's very much a Jewish sense of humor.) He is a perfect foil for Samuel Jackon's kick-ass no-nonsense. So if you don't get, you lose! Expand
  3. Kevin
    Sep 16, 2005
    9
    Dumb but funny.
  4. JerashJ.
    Dec 10, 2005
    9
    I liked it. Sure doesn't deserve all those pro reviewers who slammed it.
  5. MalcomM.
    Oct 20, 2005
    3
    It's no wonder the critics bombed this film. The producers got the wrong man as The Man. Coz I'm the man. Yeah, that's right, It's no wonder the critics bombed this film. The producers got the wrong man as The Man. Coz I'm the man. Yeah, that's right, me. I am The Man. I would have made a much better Man. Ya dig? Collapse
  6. Alastor
    Sep 10, 2005
    1
    Wow, another white guy meets black guy comedy. This movie is not cliche at all, it is so very original in every way. I love HollyWood so Wow, another white guy meets black guy comedy. This movie is not cliche at all, it is so very original in every way. I love HollyWood so much. They have so many wonderful ideas that they incorperate on the big screen. Expand
  7. HinckleyA.
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    Oh my God was this terrible. Were they working without a script? It was if they took two excellent actors threw them in front of the camera Oh my God was this terrible. Were they working without a script? It was if they took two excellent actors threw them in front of the camera and said do whatever you want for two hours? The movie must have been shot in two days. Absolutely inept. Expand

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