Michael Jordan to the Max Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 7, 2001
Essentially just a promotional film for Jordan as a product. It plays like a commercial for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 7, 2001
In this authorized look at a great athlete, we are confronted by a man who has no weaknesses and no imperfections.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 7, 2001
The film is more like an infomercial in which the pitchman is also the product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2001
Michael to the Max is, aside from the IMAX process, the kind of routine documentary a local TV station might air on a Sunday afternoon when a ballgame is rained out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
March 21, 2007
An honorific but unmoving portrait of the Chicago Bulls' No. 23.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 5, 2002
Michael Jordan, sports icon, gets another buffing. Michael Jordan, person, remains private and just a little bit richer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 21, 2007
Unlike Michael Jordan, this large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 21, 2007
What's the difference between documentary and hagiography? Directors James Stern and Don Kempf don't seem to have given the matter much thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
March 18, 2011
A fantastic portrayal of His Airness' on-court heroics -- not to mention visually stunning
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2002
IMAX is a format where the sheer scale overpowers its flaws.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
September 17, 2002
Felt like one big highlight reel
| Original Score: 3/5
Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone
June 17, 2002
The filmmakers give us what we always want when it comes to MJ: images of a man caught in the act of being superhuman.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
Michael Jordan is one of the few athletes big enough to deserve a film such as "Michael Jordan to the Max."
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike Ross
Jam! Movies
January 13, 2003
Recommended viewing for any kid who's ever dreamed of the big leagues.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Tyler McLeod
Jam! Movies
February 7, 2001
It's brilliance is to put you in the moment, some of the greatest moments in modern sports history.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ward Triplett III
Kansas City Star
February 7, 2001
IMAX practically puts you on the court and magnifies everyone.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Score's big in the hearts of Mike fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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