This is the latest film by Barry Levinson staring Robin Williams as a talk show of the Jon Stewart mold who runs for President. Unfortunately, if the trade reviews are any indication, this film doesn't do what it could have done, and perhaps brilliantly with Robin Williams on screen, which is to demonstrate what an intelligent, sharp-wit could do if he were elected President.
Says Hollywood Reporter,
Too bad "Man of the Year" didn't have the courage of its convictions -- to say something meaningful and shrug off the fallout from the outraged extremes of the political spectrum. A feel-good political satire is not what the nation needs at this moment.