(1) His performance was altogether too mannered , but the woman playing his wife was fun.(2) I wondered as I listened to the mannered and overwrought theatrical stuff why he hadn't put that in there instead.(3) Suddenly, tracks such as If I Die Tonight cease to sound like mannered posturing and take on a peculiar prescience.(4) There was neither method nor nearly enough madness in the mannered performances.(5) There is a literary quality to The Cooler that does make it feel mannered and even theatrical at times.(6) It's an odd performance as well, desperately mannered at times but in the moments that count absolutely rock solid.(7) Her tantalising lines are delivered with as many vocal gymnastics as Jeff Buckley but she never sounds mannered or over the top.(8) Critics, after condemning her for her relations, have homed in on her mannered singing and her lyrics.(9) The result is a mannered , literary prose rooted firmly in the Gothic and decadent traditions.(10) To call the acting wooden would be overstatement, but it's often stiff and mannered .(11) Much of the drama is stiff and mannered , but the action sequences still thrill.(12) He had few later commissions of importance, and as his style became increasingly mannered even fewer were accepted on completion.(13) Viewed from afar, the works seem strikingly cold and mannered , even when evoking the distinctly human creases of flesh.(14) He gives a highly mannered performance, speaking more to the floor and back wall than out to the audience.(15) In the late 1930s he became a friend of Gruber and developed a rather mannered figure style influenced by him and by Picasso.(16) He was to admit in later life that he had been somewhat mannered in his vocal style, at the expense of his physical presence.