The Civilization of Maxwell Bright 2005

The Civilization of Maxwell Bright

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After a bad breakup, Maxwell Bright (Patrick Warburton), a diehard male chauvinist, declares he is fed up with dating and decides to buy a mail-order bride from China. When she arrives, Mai Ling (Marie Matiko) is quiet and submissive, but Maxwell cannot stop his piggish ways. After continued abuse, Mai Ling reveals she is actually a Buddhist nun, sent to America in place of her sister. After this, Max has an epiphany and devotes himself to making Mai Ling happy.

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  • You have to wonder what David Beaird, writer-director of the execrable The Civilization of Maxwell Bright, was thinking when he created his abusive, misogynistic title character.

    October 12, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
    Los Angeles Times
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  • Given to misogynistic outbursts that border on the psychotic, Maxwell Bright (Patrick Warburton) is as unlikable as movie heroes come, yet director David Beaird insists there is Zen within this modern Neanderthal.

    October 11, 2007 | Full Review…
  • An entertaining roller coaster of a ride.

    March 21, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

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  • Feb 10, 2010
    Story of finding peace within with help coming from unexpected places. Warburton is up to the demands of the lead but the character for most of the film's running time is an immensely off putting jerk. Carol Kane shows up for a few brief minutes to offer up a charming little performance.
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