A Family Man (2016) - Drama

Hohum Score

28

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: 11 out of 54 found boring (20.37%)

One-line Reviews (30)

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

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.

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

The whole thing was pointless.

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.

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

Formulaic Sobstory Has Its Moments .

Really enjoyable .

The story line was engaging and a reflection on life.

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

It's such a cliché.

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

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

Don't waste your time.

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

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

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

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

A lot of it's plot dragged on.

And predictable to some extent.

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

However the whole thing was tedious to watch.

Intriguing story with iOS and downs with architectural interests shown

The story follows an extremely predictable path of redemption.

I was talked into watching this borefest over Christmas and boy was it painful.

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

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 writing is extremely weak, tedious, and formulaic.

It was hard to find anything enjoyable about this movie.