Measure of a Man Reviews

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
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
Extreme bullying in misguided coming-of-age 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
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 9, 2018
[Spotlights] its lead by letting everyone serve his adolescent awakening [while trying to also] provide depth to characters specifically drawn as those pawns serving him.
May 9, 2018
It's a movie of gestures and feints, in which we're constantly being told of events and relationships rather than seeing or feeling them.