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

  • Published on May 22, 2019
  • 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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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  2 months ago +219

    What did everyone think of Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon?
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    • Joe Hung
      Joe Hung 5 days 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 Month ago

      Its Staten Island not Stanton Island otherwise good review

  • Ross DiamondThief

    Without Andy Kaufman, there’d be no Zach Galifianakis or Tom Green.

  • mwermuthland
    mwermuthland 9 days ago

    It's said that they recreate classic moments available everywhere. But this film came out in 1999, years before RUclip, 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 11 days ago

    13:51 I can see your green screen reflected in your glasses. Also known in the entertainment business as "A Matrix".

  • SquirrelKnight
    SquirrelKnight 11 days ago

    Unpopular opinion...
    Jim carrey is a fucking hack

  • Gambit771
    Gambit771 11 days 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 12 days ago +1

    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 13 days 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 15 days 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 15 days 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 17 days ago +1

    I still find this movie enjoyable, but I will admit my eyes have been opened O_o

  • Alex Liddel
    Alex Liddel 18 days ago

    Так странно слушать настоящий голос критика

  • MattMonk
    MattMonk 19 days 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 21 day ago

    I just thought it was boring.

  • creeps Langford
    creeps Langford 21 day ago

    If you believe
    They put a man on the moon

  • Javi Rios
    Javi Rios 23 days ago

    Russell Brand Syndrome.... Ahhhh I needed that👌
    Finally! Thank you critic! May your genius lowkey stabs never go unnoticed!❤

  • JAMIE Lewis
    JAMIE Lewis 25 days ago

    What's wrong with The Sopranos??

  • AlphaDragon601 BECKFAST

    The R.E.M score is my favorite part

  • Bigpapa frank
    Bigpapa frank 26 days 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 27 days ago

    Man youre skweaky, but that was a breddy good review

  • Awyatt Mann
    Awyatt Mann 28 days ago +1

    Andy Kauffman wasn't anything special, if he hadn't died young he would be long forgotten by now.

    • apimpnameslickback
      apimpnameslickback 20 days ago

      Awyatt Mann That he wrestled women is the only interesting part about him to me

  • Swift The Fox
    Swift The Fox 28 days ago

    The music was good in this movie

  • cdreid9999
    cdreid9999 28 days ago +2

    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 29 days 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 29 days ago +1

    Damn, so many valid points. It's a shame

  • Rusty James
    Rusty James 29 days ago

    This guy fucks

  • henry alva
    henry alva 29 days ago +1

    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 29 days ago +1

    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 29 days ago +1

    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 29 days ago +1

    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 29 days 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 29 days 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 29 days ago +1

    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


  • 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 +1

    Your summing up of Carey in the documentary is fucking hilarious and spot-on!!!

  • Vincent Gonzalez
    Vincent Gonzalez Month ago

    he went full jim bellucci
    you never go full jum bellucci

  • The Screenslaver
    The Screenslaver Month ago

    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


  • 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 +1

    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
    Scary Stories NYC Month ago

    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 +1

    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.

  • Identity Withheld
    Identity Withheld Month ago

    So you to are on the "X is bad, and here's why" trend? Huh.

  • Non Pervenuto
    Non Pervenuto Month ago

    hate me, but i have always thought jim carey was overrated as fuck.

  • andydrewwww
    andydrewwww Month ago +1

    I was more entertained by your explanation of the actual events and the footage you showed of those events than I was by the actual movie. This movie actually made me dislike Andy Kaufman, and you redeemed him in my eyes quite a bit. I really did misunderstand the guy.

  • theallseeingmaster
    theallseeingmaster Month ago

    Andy Kaufman was not funny; he was never funny, just edgy.

  • basp 2005
    basp 2005 Month ago

    Hey, anyone want to see an accurate movie about an obscure comedian that lasts ten hours? No, ok, well here's two hours of entertainment.

  • abeiradoabismo
    abeiradoabismo Month ago +2

    As a biography is bad but as a film is great. Bohemian Rhapsody wasn't even that.

  • Aidan Cael
    Aidan Cael Month ago

    What I hate about this, is being shown how a good movie, could of been life changing.

  • LondonIrishRover
    LondonIrishRover Month ago

    Your content is good, dude, but your voice drives me mad

  • TheNthMouse
    TheNthMouse Month ago

    0:45 - wrong episode.

  • J. Combes
    J. Combes Month ago

    You're a bunch of racist loving hateful self centered garbage piles and I do not understand how you're able to sleep at night shut off your channel you piece of shit

  • Lance Ash
    Lance Ash Month ago

    The film was OK. Can't stand Jim Carrey. Andy Kaufman was OK, but at this point in time, he's become horribly over-rated. Proof of this is the herd of people to whom he is such an icon that they will brook no criticism of him whatsoever. I didn't hate him, but we have him partially to blame for "confrontational comedy," a la that "I'm-better-than-you" idiot Sacha Baron Cohen.

  • Disiam Theillusion
    Disiam Theillusion Month ago +1

    Would've been a better movie if it wasn't all lifted directly from actual footage and performance.carrey is a good mimic but not a method actor

  • J. Maggio
    J. Maggio Month ago +1

    Good analysis of a flawed movie. But why did you have to YELL all the time? Chill, dude. (Also, I resent your quick diss on LOST, especially since the vast majority of people who diss it didn't understand the ending. You might, but the majority don't.) . Overall, I like good channel.

  • The Terrible Gamer
    The Terrible Gamer Month ago +1

    Pre-Watch comment: I watched it twice before I decided it was bad. The overtones of "the greatest comedy is when you fool the audience" was terribly explained.

  • Mag
    Mag Month ago

    Russell brand syndrome 😂😂😂 I just subbed, 👌👌

    • Lance Ash
      Lance Ash Month ago

      Russell Brand is another one that millions of people whom he wouldn't trouble himself to urinate on will defend until their last breath. Over-rated, pretentious, full-of-himself, inverted rectum.

  • TheLazysketcher
    TheLazysketcher Month ago

    BUT! ...Does it have the song by REM in it!?

    • TheLazysketcher
      TheLazysketcher Month ago

      @mrpunk327 Wow, that actually makes sense! That is where i heard the name Andy Kaufman from before!

    • mrpunk327
      mrpunk327 Month ago

      It was written for the movie

  • M Sund
    M Sund Month ago

    Man, fuck you..why do out even make videos anymore? Ironic channel name, this channel Fuknn sukx

  • Lewis Johnson
    Lewis Johnson Month ago +4

    I like Jim Carrey. 2019 needs an In Living Color and a Don Rickles. That’s why the world today sucks

  • Dallas Elgin
    Dallas Elgin Month ago

    I cannot understand how a grown man like you has so many high pitched squeaks in his natural speach. What is wrong with your voice woman?

  • Dev Hann
    Dev Hann Month ago

    Bahahah!!! Nostalgia critic is a dumbass piece of shit. Any video he has ever done is evidence why!

  • The Santa Cruz Joker

    Can't wait to see him as Dr. Eggman

  • fungifago
    fungifago Month ago +2

    I loved the movie, loved Jim Carrey's performance (in my opinion one of his best ever) and was amazed and weirded out by the recent documentary but having said that, I agree with you Critic. When I watched it I didn't even knew who Andy Kaufman was so I was instantly ingrigued who this incredible person was so I'm thankful for the movie.

  • Christian Ortiz
    Christian Ortiz Month ago

    Rocket man

  • douglas jardine
    douglas jardine Month ago

    South park stinks

  • 07foxmulder
    07foxmulder Month ago

    You’re nitpicking way too much here. This almost rivals your Pearl Harbour video. Man On the Moon captures the spirit of Andy and introduced a new generation to him.

  • RowdyRodimus
    RowdyRodimus Month ago

    Wow, so I guess Doug watched the comedy salute to Andy Kaufman and thinks he knows the real Andy. The point is, NOBODY knew the real Andy Kaufman, not even Andy. That's the tragedy of his story, he was a man so focused on fooling people, he fooled himself. I've read pretty much every book and seen every documentary on Andy and they all are different in their accounts of Andy. The only true Andy was Andy on stage, he was complex, he didn't really know where he fit in so he created the different versions of himself. As for the movie portraying the scene in which he's upset because he was rejected by the audience, that was the way he was. Yes, he trolled the audience but they knew it was part of the act and one of his characters, to be rejected by them, while not really knowing who he was was devastating to him.
    Spending 25 minutes on the Lawler feud was necessary, as it was the biggest thing he had ever been a part of. Do you complain that a movie about JFK spends a lot of time on his presidency even though it's available everywhere? My only problem with the Lawler/Kaufman aspect of the movie is that they removed one of the biggest players in getting it going, Bill Apter.

  • Mika Tuores
    Mika Tuores Month ago

    As an artist it's really funny to hear people who love their own voice so much that they are totally blind to their environment. Well narcissistic personality is a river uncrossable....

  • Mika Tuores
    Mika Tuores Month ago

    I wonder how many movies you have made. With that much knowledge I bet that you have another Citizen Kane coming real soon.

  • Camilla Strandberg
    Camilla Strandberg Month ago +8

    Thank you for making fun of Jim Carrey. He deserves it.

  • Shalack Gaming
    Shalack Gaming Month ago

    Best Nostalgia Critic video I ever watched. Went in wanting to hate this video, but damn, you got me kid.

  • Spaz 360
    Spaz 360 Month ago +3

    "The first big TROLL comedians"....excellent observation!

  • DeepEye1994
    DeepEye1994 Month ago

    I hope they try to do another Andy Kaufman biopic, I can see Nicholas Cage in the role.
    If anything this first "unfaithful but okay" biopic can be the introduction to Kaufman for normies, then the more faithful one really lives up to the real Kaufman.

  • Dillon Ohlemiller
    Dillon Ohlemiller Month ago

    We wouldn’t have gotten R.E.M.’s hit Man On the Moon if it wasn’t for this movie

    • A S
      A S Month ago +1

      The song came out almost 10 years before the movie.

  • How To Stuff
    How To Stuff Month ago

    I love the straight to the point reviews