A Family Man (2016) - Drama

Hohum Score

21

Watchable

A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Mark Williams
Stars: Gerard Butler, Alison Brie
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 37 found boring (21.62%)

One-line Reviews (22)

The story follows an extremely predictable path of redemption.

The transformation from unscrupulous, senseless workaholic into an insightful family man whose priorities suddenly changed completely, was enormously predictable.

In a conventional, old-fashioned job you will be mostly condemned to struggle at the boundary between the lower middle-class and the working class, with your income going nowhere for years and years - as it indeed has done in the US and UK for a start (hence support for Trump and Brexit), while even going backwards in countries like Italy.

The kid's acting was spot on and actually very engaging.

The writing is extremely weak, tedious, and formulaic.

Yes, all totally formulaic but the way it was handled in "A Family Man" made it a very enjoyable and emotional ride with excellent performances from each of the actors.

The story line was engaging and a reflection on life.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and it brought me much clarity as well as food for thought.

Much of the action is predictable, and much of the dialogue sounds scripted, as opposed organically deriving from character and situation.

Either it's totally unbelievable or it's so predictable.

This movie is full of intensity and suspense and it is indeed a thrilling drama.

The story line was very predictable and the acting was just about watchable.

The unexpected illness of his son makes him re-evaluate his priorities and decisions in his life.

Something unexpected happens and our investment becomes even heightened, we cry, laugh and cry all over again.

Formulaic Sobstory Has Its Moments .

The only small disappointment was one plot point that seemed too well signposted leading up to it's reveal, but apart from that this is really worth the watch.

The film is full of delightful twists and turns, and it goes to unexpected and fascinating places.

I'm bored with the over-the-top "alpha" sales guy routine in movies.

I enjoyed it deeply, that's a;; I can say without giving out spoilers, with 10 STAR points for Moll who is, as ever, sublime, as well as for the young Max Jenkins, who shows incredible talent and depth for his age.

Don't waste your time.

Really enjoyable .

It's such a cliché.