Measure of a Man Reviews

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July 15, 2019
While occasionally difficult to watch Measure of a Man is overall entertaining and reminds the audience to never settle and always be their best selves.
October 28, 2018
Instead of rehashing familiar tropes, the film keeps the audience engaged with a first-class performance by Blake Cooper as the film's 14-year old protagonist Bobby Marks.
July 9, 2018
The accumulating power of The Measure of a Man is in its small details and undemonstrative approach.
May 18, 2018
Heartfelt lessons about bullying and self-esteem are shoehorned into a contrived and predictable narrative structure in this mildly nostalgic coming-of-age drama.
May 12, 2018
A tender, heartfelt and endearing drama with a breakthrough performance by Blake Cooper.
May 12, 2018
Accurate period details weren't a high priority in Jim Loach's coming-of-age story Measure of a Man.
May 11, 2018
It owes parts to a long list of movies that you're better off watching instead of this one.
May 11, 2018
Loach's film is beautifully shot and Scearce's story is wonderfully told. It's not maudlin or preachy.
May 11, 2018
Extreme bullying in misguided coming-of-age tale.
May 11, 2018
Coming-of-age dramedy isn't that original, but still manages to be a sweet summer tale.
May 11, 2018
It introduces serious topics, including the Holocaust and sexual repression, only to disregard them in favor of story that hardly goes anywhere.
May 11, 2018
Brings no distinctive personality or plot angles to a very familiar set of misfit-hero woes and eventual, underwhelming triumphs.
May 10, 2018
It's a deceptively powerful performance, and although it is not enough to elevate the entire genre, it nonetheless separates Measure of a Man from its competitors.
May 10, 2018
There is a lot to love in this gently funny and wise little movie.
May 10, 2018
It's a sweet and knowing and lovely and funny story, but occasionally the spell of warm nostalgia is broken by painful moments of family heartbreak and cruel bullying.
May 10, 2018
Sincere but underwhelming.
May 10, 2018
[Blake] Cooper acquits himself as the main character, but between the pratfall/character-building montages and the endless platitudes imparted by the wise, old mentor, Measure of a Man does him few favors,
May 10, 2018
It's just another version of a story we've seen many times before.
May 10, 2018
Cooper is an appealing actor, and his character is easy to root for. But while the movie serves as a pleasant piece of nostalgia, it's not very deeply felt...
May 10, 2018
Offers decisive proof that fresh and different is overrated when you've got a strong cast, a beautifully written script and fittingly measured direction.
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