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Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart ... see more see more... , Taraji P. Henson , Terrence J. Corwley , Jenifer Lewis , Romany Malco , Gary Owen , Gabrielle Union , La La Anthony , Chris Brown , Wendy Williams , Sherri Shepherd , Caleel Harris , Arielle Kebbel , Steve Harvey , J. Anthony Brown , Tommy Miles , Sharon Brathwaite-Sanders , Angela Gibbs , Tony Rock , Bruce Bruce , Tika Sumpter , Brent Bailey , Matt Hish , Omar Leyva , Dennis Nollette , Chrisanne Eastwood , J.B. Smoove , Luenell , Melyssa Ford , Gwen Yeager , Andrew Roffe , Keri Hilson , Noah Longo , Bunnie Rivera , Teria Birlon , Peter Arpesella , Kelly Rowland , Danny Vola , Jamie Foster Brown , Will Packer , Austin MacKinnon , Ron Artest , Matt Barnes , Shannon Maureen Brown , Rasual Butler , Darren Collison , Lisa Leslie , LaLa , Terrence

Based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey's book and start ta... read more read more...king his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book's insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. -- (C) Official Site

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PG-13, 2 hr. 3 min.

Directed by: Tim Story

Release Date: April 20, 2012

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DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012

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  • April 30, 2013
    Not exactly my favorite genre, but I found this movie enjoyable. Kevin Hart was a hoot!..especially in the video segments during the end credits.
  • October 30, 2012
    An engaging, wildly entertaining and extremely funny movie. A pitch-perfect combination of romantic and buddy comedy. A heart-warming and outrageously funny comedy that delivers big with heart and wonderful performances from its great cast. A well-written and crafted piece of gre... read moreat entertainment made and for adults. Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Terrence J. are a comic dream team that deliver the laughs and the romance. Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, and Taraji P. Henson are sexy, smart and a blast.
  • fb100000145236770
    September 2, 2012
    Based on the book of the same name by Steve Harvey, this movie plays like a long advertisement for that book. At first it seems like every other "African American" romantic comedy, but this has 2 things that most don't usually have. First, Kevin Hart, who is hilarious. He make... read mores every scene he is in better, and is genuinely funnier than most other actors. The second, is a very smart script/story and way of telling the story. It's about four couples and how the women use the book "Act like a Lady but Think like a man" against the men, and how they turn the tables and use it on them. Throughout, is some great, truthful insight by Steve Harvey that helps the movie move along. Nice to see that Tyler Perry isn't the only one who can make movies like this(there are a few Perry jokes through that are pretty funny). Good movies, that couples will enjoy on the couch together(or one on the love seat, and the other on the couch).
  • September 1, 2012
    Let the mind games begin.

    Good cool movie! There are ups and downs to this flick. The story is interesting and unique. The cast was good, the emotions are spot-on all through the film. Another plus is the humor. Every character has a situation that we can all relate to. A momma... read more's boy, a player, a divorcée... All characters that we have interacted with at one point. Kevin Hart does an exceptional job and he stands above the rest of the cast. The downer is the last quarter of the movie. It gets too sappy for a dude. The resolutions of the relationships become way too predictable. I mean, it's predictable down to the actual words spoken by the couples. That aside, this is a movie suitable for a night in with your girl, or a date. It will set your chic in the mood :-) A better than average movie, and still worth your money.

    Four women have given up on getting their men to do what they want until they find a how to book written by Steve Harvey. They start using his advice about relationships, and their men start falling in line, until the men discover what the women have been doing, then the war is on.
  • January 22, 2013
    Think Like A Man is a great comedy, a decent drama, and ends up being a pretty good film.
  • December 23, 2012
    Another average ensemble romantic comedy film directed by Tim Story, written by Keith Marryman and David A. Newman, and based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man. The story follows four couples with different type of relationships. And each of the women... read more could not succeed in their attempts to get "the upper hand" in these relationships until they discovered Steve Harvey's book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. When the men learn the women are hooked on Harvey's advice, they try to turn the tables on their mates, which later seems to backfire...

    It had its funny moments but with all the stereotypes, I'll say, it is for a limited market - American, particularly African American market... my wife even commented: "This must be written and directed by a black director..." and she was right! Most of the jokes would not work in other "colourful" situations (especially not with Asians). I enjoyed the cast (very attractive) who seemed committed to present us the funny side of the challenges in the modern romance, but never exceeded above the average. The few short love stories lack spontaneity because the screenwriter relied too much on the book, following it like some kind of recipe that at the end seemed more like a written report than something which could happen in real life. On the positive side, hangout factor is considerable and the effects involving actors' charms were very visible and enjoyable.

    Not bad, just for fun - when there is nothing better around!
  • May 22, 2012
    Based upon Steve Harvey's best selling relationship
    advice book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" focuses on
    six friends who regularly get together to play basketball,
    and usually are discussing about women issues. Jeremy
    (Jerry Ferrara) is a geeky pothead and comic-book
    o... read morebsessive whose career is stuck in neutral and who won't
    pop the question to his girlfriend Kristen (Gabrielle Union) of nine years. Zeke (Romany Malco) is a former musician-turned-businessman
    who is great at picking up the ladies but can't commit to a
    long-term relationship, Until he meets Mya (Meagan Goode.
    Michael (Terrence J) is good looking
    and charming, but his mother still has him wrapped around
    her finger and doesn't want to let him go..
    until he meets Candace (Regina Hall). Dominic
    (Michael Ealy) keeps changing career goals, and while he's
    an excellent chef, he hasn't found a way to make it pay...then Lauren
    (Taraji P. Henson) a good friend of Candace's tells her to step in and assist. Last but not least, short, motor mouthed Cedric (Kevin Hart) is in
    the midst of a divorce and can't wait to be free of his wife.
    Nerdy but well-meaning Bennett (Gary Owen) is the only one
    in a functioning relationship, and he gets a lot of grief from
    his buddies for his happy marriage. Lota and loads of laughs all around for those that can relate to the complexities of relationships. See's fun!
  • May 15, 2012
    If it acts so-so and it thinks so-so, chances are that the romantic pastiche Think Like a Man is a Just So-So tale. Granted, there are some zingers and a game cast willing to give them some zing. Also, it's based on a bestselling relationship book by once and future King of Comed... read morey Steve Harvey. Keith Merryman and David A. Newman's screenplay, however, doesn't take the Devil-may-care, caution-to-the-wind chances of, say, Woody Allen's Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex* (*but were afraid to ask). Instead, this Man-handled shtick sticks strictly to the Middle of the Road-laughs, loves, and all. Granted, Allen's 1972 was a mixed bag, but at least it had a set of balls.

    In this PG-13-rated romantic comedy, four interconnected fellows (Ealy, Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins) find their love lives turned upside down when their respective ladies start reading Steve Harvey's book on relationships, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

    Ealy, Ferrara, Hart, and Jenkins give it their all, but they're relegated to filling out stereotypical character types (Mama's Boy, Commitment-Phobe, Angrily Divorced, Happily Married, etc.), as are Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabrielle Union. The men also play basketball together and show up at each other's improbably posh apartments at the opportune moment like a Conk Shell was blown. The movie makes some great points about modern dating life and is likable and harmless enough, but every single one of the inter-related stories and the patchwork quilt itself is standard issue.

    Bottom line: Act like a malady.
  • fb1025970122
    August 30, 2012
    I ignored "Think Like A Man" when it was released in theaters this past April despite it receiving more favorable reviews than I ever expected and despite the fact Kevin Hart was starring in it and no doubt handing out one liners like nobody's business. Turns out that is just abo... read moreut all you need to know to be hooked into the film as hart, for the first half hour or so steals the show with his quick wit and hilarious delivery. Too bad after a great start and set-up of all the personalities that make up this diverse group of guys it devolves into several different rom-com storylines all rolled into one. This results in a film that while for the most part is enjoyable ends up running much longer than it should. Two hours spent investigating the incompetencies of five different men is just too much at one time. There is the mama's boy, the man child, the dreamer, the player and the divorcee. Lucky for director Tim Story his cast provides plenty of charisma and consistent laughs that we aren't totally sick of the people after an hour. We actually enjoy their company, we are simply tired of hearing about all of their problems after the unnecessary running time. While Hart is on top of the comedy Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabrielle Union lead a strong female ensemble as well. While this is at least an alternative in black entertainment to the onslaught of Tyler Perry films that the African American community face every year (and a nice few jabs are thrown in here) it still could fit into that vein of what Perry is doing with less Jesus in the final act. You have to give "Think Like A Man" in the end for trying and ultimately being a really funny movie that can't accept just being that and tries too hard to be much more than it needs to be.
  • November 10, 2012
    Nothing but fun the whole way through! Think Like A Man doesn't really bring anything new to the table, but its gotta be one of the funniest romantic comedies I've watched in a long time. I've been rooting for this movie since before the trailers started airing and I'm so happy f... read moreor its success. This isn't your typical black comedy. The writers and actors managed to make it accessible and relatable for everyone. This film was funny and light throughout and I enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend it. Even people who don't like romantic comedies will enjoy this film simply because of Kevin Hart's presence.

Critic Reviews

Jenna Scherer
June 19, 2012
Jenna Scherer, Time Out

For what amounts to a feature-length ad, this is surprisingly entertaining. Full Review

Eric D. Snider
April 20, 2012
Eric D. Snider,

Drastically overlong, burdened by too many stories about too many couples who are too one-dimensional to be relatable. Full Review

Rafer Guzman
April 20, 2012
Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"Think Like a Man" is a surprisingly engaging, entertaining and very funny movie. Full Review

Farran Smith Nehme
April 20, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

The more this alleged romantic comedy begs you to adore it, the more you wish you could block its calls. Full Review

Tom Long
April 20, 2012
Tom Long, Detroit News

The execution almost overcomes the thinking in "Think Like a Man." Almost. Full Review

Ann Hornaday
April 20, 2012
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

It seeks to rescue contemporary black storytelling from the clutches of men in drag and misogynist moralizing. Full Review

Stephen Whitty
April 20, 2012
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

Yes, this movie urges women to "Think Like a Man." But it thinks like an infomercial - and for a pretty old-fashioned product. Full Review

Kevin C. Johnson
April 20, 2012
Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Despite the crass book promotion, the overlong film is harmless romantic fun that's well played. Full Review

Bob Mondello
April 20, 2012
Bob Mondello, NPR

Pleasantly sitcom-ish - kind of a knowing, urbane variation on the sort thing that would get more earnest treatment from Tyler Perry. Full Review

Jennie Punter
April 20, 2012
Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail

While using the book as a plot catalyst is certainly not a bad approach to constructing a fictional story from the material, the movie is bogged down from the get-go with too many bits of business and... Full Review

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    • Cedric: You know who asked me that? Not a goddamn soul, 'cause strippers dont ask me shit!
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