Max Dugan Returns Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Simon's gift also is his downfall. He's so good at writing lightweight dialogue that it all begins to sound the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A clumsy, heavy film, its most profoundly expressed emotion is greed.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 26, 2011
This sentimental outing was written by Neil Simon and stars Marsha Mason as Nora, a single parent trying to raise her son Michael (Matthew Broderick).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Comic, clever, and satisfying fairy tale of redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A consistently happy comedic fable which should please romanticists drawn to a teaming of Neil Simon, Marsha Mason and Herbert Ross.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 19, 2004
Delivers some trickle-down emotional benefits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 15, 2010
Crowd-pleasing domestic comedy that's based on a Neil Simon screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 8, 2005
...entertaining throughout...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 29, 2005
A delightful comic fantasy.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
There are certainly some questionable ingredients to the story, but you're not likely to notice them while the film is under way. You're likely to be laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 1, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Ross directs competently and the cast could not be bettered.
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