Seeing Don Rickles on David Letterman would make him seem like someone I would not want to meet in person. But after watching John Landis' project on Don Rickles entitled Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles is proven to be one of the most respectable comedians.
John Landis' documentary follows Rickles' many friends and acquaintances as they reflect on his intriguing life. Filled with many clips and gems of classic TV, the film shows Don's best moments in front of a large audience. The most entertaining and comedic of them being Rickles' interactions and friendly humor with Johnny Carson.
This film is meant for the ones who want to get slapped across the face with Rickles' presence. Even though the film doesn't necessarily follow any specific path, Landis' skill and humor brings it an enjoyable catch for many viewers. It debates the execution and craft that Don brings to the listener with his superfluous sarcasm and his Broadway-like charm.
Whether you are a fan of Rickles, a person who wants to be reminded of the classic moments in comedic history, or interested in learning more of Don's life, this film will provide all of the those layers.