Measure of a Man (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Measure of a Man (2018)



Critic Consensus: Measure of a Man has a handful of ingredients that set it apart from the crowded field of coming-of-age dramas -- but not enough, unfortunately, to make it worth seeking out.

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During the summer of 1976, fourteen-year-old Bobby Marks (Blake Cooper), insecure and overweight, must endure another tortuous family vacation at Rumson Lake. His summer job, tending to the palatial estate of the reclusive, enigmatic and overly demanding Dr. Kahn (Donald Sutherland) is backbreaking. His parents (Judy Greer & Luke Wilson) appear on the verge of divorce; his sister Michelle (Liana Liberato) is forcing him to help conceal her clandestine rendezvous with the local pretty boy; and his best friend and kindred spirit Joanie (Danielle Rose Russell) is leaving for a month and won't tell him why. On top of that, a crazy townie has focused his hatred of the rich summer people exclusively on Bobby. Over the course of this emotional rollercoaster of a summer, secrets are revealed, lessons are learned and Bobby comes to understand who he is and what makes up the true measure of a man.

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Blake Cooper
as Bobby Marks
Danielle Rose Russell
as Joanie Williams
Judy Greer
as Lenore Marks
Luke Wilson
as Marty Marks
Liana Liberato
as Michelle Marks
Luke Benward
as Pete Marino
Beau Knapp
as Willie Rumson
Sam Keeley
as Jim Smith
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

Brings no distinctive personality or plot angles to a very familiar set of misfit-hero woes and eventual, underwhelming triumphs.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

There is a lot to love in this gently funny and wise little movie.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Sincere but underwhelming.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It's just another version of a story we've seen many times before.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Offers decisive proof that fresh and different is overrated when you've got a strong cast, a beautifully written script and fittingly measured direction.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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