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Maze (2001)



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A man who has spent many years looking for love thinks he may have found it, but there's a steep price to be paid in this drama. Lyle Maze (Rob Morrow) is an artist who has trouble relating to the world around him. He suffers from Tourette's syndrome, a condition that causes him to have frequent facial tics and sudden, uncontrollable vocal outbursts; as a result, painting is often a challenge for him, and he has little luck meeting members of the opposite sex. Lyle's best friend is Mike (Craig Sheffer), a doctor who's girlfriend is a beautiful woman named Callie (Laura Linney). Mike volunteers to join a medical team traveling to an underdeveloped nation in Africa for several weeks, and Mike asks Lyle to look in on Callie every once in a while. As Lyle spends time with the lonely Callie, they become attracted to each other, and Lyle finds himself torn between trying to establish the sort of relationship he's always wanted, and respecting the sanctity of his best friend's marriage. Leading man Rob Morrow also co-wrote and directed Maze.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Morrow, Bradley White, Nicole Burdette
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 19, 2000
Regent Releasing


Rob Morrow
as Lyle Maze
Gia Carides
as Julianne
Robert Hogan
as Lyle's Father
Keenan Shimizu
as Korean Market Employ...
Matthew Storff
as Young Lyle
Susan Shacter
as Photographer
Wally Dunn
as Bartender
Billy Strong
as Italian Restaurant P...
Nick Terno
as Waiter
Ken Leung
as Dr. Mikao
Brian Greene
as Plate Techtonics Man
Jack Merrill
as Male Nurse
Kathleen Goldpaugh
as Birth Nurse
as Fashion Model
Mary Kelsey
as Pregnant Woman
Dr. Brian Greene
as Plate Techtonics Man
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Critic Reviews for Maze

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

In the end, you just feel good about these people, and that's a nice sensation these days.

December 20, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

[A] tangled, tortured mess.

Full Review… | November 27, 2001
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The best kind of independent filmmaking to shame the somnolent mainstream.

Full Review… | November 14, 2001
New York Observer
Top Critic

Morrow illuminates all the challenges facing the individual coping with Tourette syndrome while showing that Lyle is much more than the sum of his afflictions.

Full Review… | November 10, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Shows promise as a first feature ... but overall it feels a little too safe, a little too careful.

Full Review… | November 9, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

An effective love triangle has to involve real conflict. This one doesn't.

Full Review… | November 9, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Maze


Fantastic movie. Okay, so it's a romance, but it's good! I certainly didn't expect the twist. Rated R for nudity, but the male lead is an artist.

Gabrielle Hunt

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