To Die Like a Man


Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Apr 7, 2011
    To Die Like a Man deserves your attention for showcasing a filmmaker with the capacity for bold narrative trickery that doesn't come at the expense of emotional investment.
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Apr 7, 2011
    To Die Like A Man is powerfully controlled, and builds to a moving finale in which the characters are stripped down to their essences: no flowers, just stem.
  3. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Jun 23, 2011
    The title leaves no doubt about the ending but, thanks to Santos's unflinching performance and Rodrigues's continued audaciousness, the climax still takes us aback.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Apr 7, 2011
    For all its melodrama To Die Like a Man is a not a tearjerker. Its gaze into the void is as unblinking as that of the H.I.V.-positive 60-year-old hustler in Jacques Nolot's even more hard-headed film, "Before I Forget."
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Apr 6, 2011
    The film suddenly gains in power, until it fulfills the promise of its title with hard-hitting compassion and a crystal-clear sense of grace.
  6. Reviewed by: J. Hoberman
    Apr 5, 2011
    A mysterious, fabulously sad fable.

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