Tin Men
Tin Men (1987)

A nostalgic evocation of a simpler era, and perhaps the best of director Barry Levinson's quartet of Baltimore-based film reminiscences, Tin Men immortalizes a fast-talking, early-1960s breed of salesman who pushed aluminum siding.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 6, 1987
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Because Tin Men is based on fundamental truth, it is able to be funny even in some of its quieter moments. The good jokes always hurt a little.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

Levinson has an unerring eye for the trappings of the period, and like Diner, the supporting characters add a realism that is often forgotten in the 'big movie' mentality of the 80s.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

É curioso: embora se esforce ao máximo para funcionar como comédia, este filme merece créditos por narrar o drama de dois homens de meia-idade frustrados com suas vidas.

Ángel Luis Inurria
El Pais (Spain)

Despite having a lot of rich potential in its premise, it is closer to mediocrity. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The period comedy film is a rich character study that offers a ride as smooth as a Coupe de Ville.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Irritating and painful.

Hilary Mantel
The Spectator

It captures the circularity and inconsequentiality of everyday speech, without flagging, and without becoming for a moment less than entertaining.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Levinson's follow-up to Diner has strong characters, funny dialogue, and terrific ensemble, but the film is dramatically shapeless.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Zany and thought-provoking social comedy

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Tin Men" takes place in Baltimore, 1963. Minutes after purchasing a brand new Cadillac, successful aluminum siding salesman,… More