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Man on the Moon is BAD, Here's Why - Nostalgia Critic

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It got a lot of critical and audience praise, but Nostalgia Critic has some major issues with this biographical miss. Let's take a look at Man on the Moon.
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Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy-drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey as Kaufman. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, and Paul Giamatti.
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May 22, 2019

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Channel Awesome
Channel Awesome 2 months ago
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Joe Hung
Joe Hung Month ago
A lot of wrestling promoters thought that Jerry Lawler and Andy Kaufman was real.
saligari 666
saligari 666 Month ago
Man on the moon was a great movie, unlike channel Awesome where not only you were a bunch of talent less hacks, you were also a bunch of pervs
Jp Starlin
Jp Starlin Month ago
It wasn't bad, it was just boring.
BetaBuildFilms
BetaBuildFilms 2 months ago
Its Staten Island not Stanton Island otherwise good review
Jen Toland
Jen Toland Day ago
This is why I rarely like biopics.
SoundCzech
SoundCzech 3 days ago
I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Vincent DiPietro
Vincent DiPietro 5 days ago
That's actually a good Jim Carey impression
Liggliluff
Liggliluff 9 days ago
(13:25) It's an interesting change of words too. In the interview, it's "women are not mentally inferior to men", then the film changed it to "women are superior to men in many ways". ... It was changed from gender equality to women superiority (only taking that part into consideration). - Then that audience in the film are clearly sexist; as they think it's okay that men are inferior to women, but not the other way around.
108johnny
108johnny 10 days ago
I'm on the fence about this one. I'm gonna need to see what Carrey's next painting says about it so I know what to think.
ZorotheGallade
ZorotheGallade 10 days ago
Why would movie producers take a person's interesting and inspiring life story and shamelessly edit it so that it instead fits regular movie canon? (Bats Patch Adams away)
dannyboi451
dannyboi451 14 days ago
You're full of shit Doug unfunny. You hate on good movies and I'm so sick of it. Thank you very much for fucking ruining my childhood again you fucking asshole
BatmanFan 76 Channel 2
27:01 Big Bomb! 😕 💣
Queenfan 1975
Queenfan 1975 14 days ago
People also said Bohemian Rhapsody had a half assed quality to it
Nelson Robert Willis
It sounds like this film should be re-titled "Missed Opportunities."
Nelson Robert Willis
😲🗯 It's wrestling❗
ownerslament
ownerslament 18 days ago
Please do the doors movie!!!! That’s so hilarious and outrageous
Jenny Anydots
Jenny Anydots 19 days ago
The cringey skits and impression's only work in small doses. Over the past few years you've been fucking that balance up more and more. Your critical insights and regular character are diluted because of this. This channel has become a shadow of it's former self.... complete mediocrity now
Gary King
Gary King 23 days ago
The bitter irony of Doug Walker criticizing someone for refusing to give up on a joke.
Ross DiamondThief
Ross DiamondThief 26 days ago
Without Andy Kaufman, there’d be no Zach Galifianakis or Tom Green.
mwermuthland
mwermuthland Month ago
It's said that they recreate classic moments available everywhere. But this film came out in 1999, years before RUvid, and while there were video clips online, I think it was a lot more limited and a lot less common as today. I'm not really sure if video clips of Kaufmann were commonly available online back then, but outside of Taxi reruns, I don't think much of Kaufmann's work was heavily being broadcast or available on video.
cainster
cainster Month ago
13:51 I can see your green screen reflected in your glasses. Also known in the entertainment business as "A Matrix".
SquirrelKnight
SquirrelKnight Month ago
Unpopular opinion... Jim carrey is a fucking hack
Gambit771
Gambit771 Month ago
Outside of murica Andy isn't that well known, if at all. Taxi isn't even though I was able to watch it shown in the 90s I think but that might have been the first time it was shown instead of a repeat so for us non-yanks all the stuff that was well known, including the person, was all new.
Erik Nelson
Erik Nelson Month ago
My favorite part is at 21:24. I love Doug's revision of the film's ending. I think that even if the film had stayed the same with the exception of the ending would have made the film more popular.
KemmetMedia
KemmetMedia Month ago
I hope you realize this is a monetizing medium. And if you missed it i say again... A Movie. Chaplin was a good movie to look into an actors life but crap info-wise. If i wanted every exact detail i'd watch Bio or History channel. Ijs.
mwermuthland
mwermuthland Month ago
Is it really a big deal if this is a "best of" recreation of Andy Kaufman's life? I had seen an Andy Kaufman documentary before this movie came out, but I wasn't that familiar with his works outside of Taxi. In fact, I feel like Taxi is under-represented compared to all the other stuff. I can't really tell if this is a regular episode or an editorial. Normally the reviews are titled after the works title, but the title ("Man on the Moon is Bad, Here's Why") is like an editorial title.
CDaniel J80
CDaniel J80 Month ago
Certain movies I just know not to ever watch, this has always been one. I was born in the 80's but never knew anything about Andy Kaufman, and have never cared to. The way people are critical of those of us who know nothing about him I find so hilarious.
Jhook
Jhook Month ago
I still find this movie enjoyable, but I will admit my eyes have been opened O_o
Alex Liddel
Alex Liddel Month ago
Так странно слушать настоящий голос критика
MattMonk
MattMonk Month ago
So after Channel Awesome was exposed to be an absolute shit organization full of horrible people, they now do a charity shout out as some kind of PR thing? I honestly don't know, I'm just watching a few Nostalgia Critic episodes after not watching it for probably close to a decade.
Ja Series
Ja Series Month ago
I just thought it was boring.
creeps Langford
creeps Langford Month ago
If you believe They put a man on the moon
Javi Rios
Javi Rios Month ago
Russell Brand Syndrome.... Ahhhh I needed that👌 Finally! Thank you critic! May your genius lowkey stabs never go unnoticed!❤
JAMIE Lewis
JAMIE Lewis Month ago
What's wrong with The Sopranos??
AlphaDragon601 BECKFAST
The R.E.M score is my favorite part
Bigpapa frank
Bigpapa frank Month ago
.... Are you trying to troll a wrestling fan by screaming it was just wrestling so everyone should have known it was a work or are you just ignorant to the fact that until the late 90's which is when this movie was released people who were fans still considered it real? Because you are either a troll or ignorant... i am not sure which one at the moment, and it is rather important.
Storn Olson
Storn Olson Month ago
Man youre skweaky, but that was a breddy good review
Awyatt Mann
Awyatt Mann Month ago
Andy Kauffman wasn't anything special, if he hadn't died young he would be long forgotten by now.
apimpnameslickback
Awyatt Mann That he wrestled women is the only interesting part about him to me
Swift The Fox
Swift The Fox Month ago
The music was good in this movie
cdreid9999
cdreid9999 Month ago
Theres a reason his comedy was never popular. And you nailed why right at the beginning. He got famous for his role on taxi. After that became a miniceleb because of his weirdness. Because of exactly that
Babbleplay
Babbleplay Month ago
Kauffman had problems, but, all sympathy for his emotional imbalance aside, he was a depressed, self-centered asshole to others.
The Master & your Daddy.
Man in the Moon is Awesome..... shame on u for thinking otherwise.
Ryan Everett
Ryan Everett Month ago
Damn, so many valid points. It's a shame
Rusty James
Rusty James Month ago
This guy fucks
henry alva
henry alva Month ago
Calling Andy a genius proves that the word has lost its original meaning entirely. The guy was a clown who appealed only to kids and idiots (most of the world's population), just like Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Mike Myers, Jerry Lewis, etc.
David Aston
David Aston Month ago
RULE NO 1 of Hollywood 'based on a true story' they're NEVER based on the true story merely based on a Hollywood condensed version full of half truths or blatant lies for dramatic purposes. Which is what the intro to "Man on the Moon" mocks at the very start of the film. End of the day no movie can ever sum up the full life or depth of any human being. Best to refer to these films as distillations and tributes to the people they are about.
D Cavalli
D Cavalli Month ago
Seeing the film, I just thought we could have learned just as much by simply watching old Andy Kaufman clips. Throughout the 1990s, Comedy Central would repeatedly air an Andy Kaufman documentary and that hilarious mukumentary about his wrestling days, "I'm from Hollywood!" "Man on the Moon" had nothing about his film roles such as "God Told Me To" and the disaster "Heartbeeps."
Karamel
Karamel Month ago
They need, and I mean need to try again. Andy's life could be made into one of if not the greatest biography pics of all time. He had such a rich life with so much drama and bittersweet moments.
flashhog01
flashhog01 Month ago
I had no idea who Kaufman was when I saw this in the theatre, the movie made me not care to find out anything more about him. Unfunny attention seeker is what I walked away with.
joseph rio
joseph rio Month ago
The theater I went to actually did bring up the house lights at the false ending. It was so confusing. Haha
Wei Ren Cheah
Wei Ren Cheah Month ago
Love the intro,mind if I make it earrape
Jason
Jason Month ago
The fuck! You trash a great movie just 'cause you don't like it!? Fucking idiot!
Jack the killer rabbit
Please make a movie so we can review it an tell you how bad your ideas are.
dcsmokedown 91
dcsmokedown 91 Month ago
Video starts at 0:36 Long ass intro there.
Frank Munz
Frank Munz Month ago
Cows-Man
lau May
lau May Month ago
A comedian performing anti-comedy is sort of like a chef cooking anti-food or a builder building anti-houses. This mets no human need on my planet 🌎
Jones23Boy
Jones23Boy Month ago
Kinda like making little of sexual assault charges.....
Slayton Rider
Slayton Rider Month ago
How did I forget about lance Russell being in this movie
Full Blooded American Mutt
Didnt jim Carey kill his ex girlfriend?
Marius Røhr
Marius Røhr Month ago
I had never seen Kaufman before, Man on the Moon introduced me to him. The film was good.
OllieByGolly
OllieByGolly Month ago
Jerry Lawler himself said that Carrey was so ignorant about who Kauffman was, he literally thought the two hated each other.
BounciestBen
BounciestBen Month ago
I’d say most Jim Carrey movies aren’t good. The only one I enjoy is The Truman Show. The rest don’t do much for me tbh.
Gordon Irvine
Gordon Irvine Month ago
Your summing up of Carey in the documentary is fucking hilarious and spot-on!!!
Vincent Gonzalez
he went full jim bellucci you never go full jum bellucci
The Screenslaver
I wouldn’t say Game of Thrones was was a disappointing. What was disappointing was the final battle that looked like watching World War Z with 5 pairs of sunglasses on.
simonpenum
simonpenum Month ago
Carrey's onset behaviour was so fucking obnoxious. And poor Milos Foreman, who was obviously a generous director had to put up with his bullshit. I can honestly see why some directors turn into tyrants onset. Actors need to be reigned in sometimes
Fireside Chats
Fireside Chats Month ago
BRING BACK DEMO REEL!
TommyRepulsed
TommyRepulsed Month ago
Have you considered the possibility that there are people like me who are not from US and previous to seeing this movie had no idea about Andy Kaufman or any of his stunts? You treat the movie as if everything public that happened in it was common knowledge when it is not and I am glad that I was made aware that some Andy Kaufman ever lived...
Maverick Artitude Entertainment
Don't worry guys Disney will probably do a remake to please the fans.
Thomas Dupont
Thomas Dupont Month ago
the start of the movie is an actual bit Andy K did during his tv show.
Carl McDonald
Carl McDonald Month ago
This bald-headed four-eyed loser doesn't know what he's talking about
Spaceghost \m/
Spaceghost \m/ Month ago
Honestly I don't care for I always thought he was a nut job and it's been proven. He killed his wife and if you check out his Norm Mcdonald interview he acts like a real piece of shit.
Russell Setzke
Russell Setzke Month ago
I couldn't stand watching Jim deliver his lines in the way kaufman performed one bit. Like 1 bit. But Carrey took that into every scene. It makes him seem to possess a mild case of Autism/Aspergers.
Michael Libert
Michael Libert Month ago
Oh come....onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Woke Wooxia
Woke Wooxia Month ago
I think in this depiction of The Comedian. Writes & directors perceptive was to focus on his type of comedy. The entertainment industry felt he was difficult. Man On The Moon was not about his life, it was about His Comedy Career. I adore the film, I enjoy learning He Did Everything's His Way! He didn't conform & stayed true to Himself.
Will Teuscher
Will Teuscher Month ago
This review gives me a greater level of respect for you NC
popehentai
popehentai Month ago
why did Jim act like a douche? have you watched him lately? Jim IS a douche.
Diego Beltran
Diego Beltran Month ago
The man was a master of bullshit bits that somehow workedZ
Scary Stories NYC
Thank you for this. It's rare and nice to see somebody still appreciates Andy.
Virtual Pro Wrestling Matches
0:09 - I thought the guy was gonna put a round in his geeky head... I got excited for a minute there.
Steve Strange
Steve Strange Month ago
Doug is the same dude who said Ghostbuster 2016 was a good movie, so.... yeah.
boom baby
boom baby Month ago
Fantastic review! As a German, when I first saw this movie, it was not clear to me that this was a biopic. I had never heard of Andy Kaufman and just thought that this is a whimsical fantasy. Nevertheless, it felt totally empty handed and arbitrary. Especially the editing was terrible. You are totally right, this could have been a great movie, bit it absolutely didn't happen.
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