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The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Reviews

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May 13, 2014
If you let this one in, it'll surprise you.. Might even improve your life!
August 25, 2012
Brilliant movie. One of the few that I will watch over and over again. It sets you up, then gut-punches you in all the right places. Be prepared to be changed.
April 5, 2012
After Watching this, I looked around for some small animals to kick or beat. What garbage. His wife should have poisoned him , to help speed the ending.
February 12, 2011
Surprisingly, shockingly, funny, but brutal in it's honest depiction of an obnoxious American jack-ass.
½ December 1, 2010
If you can stomach the first 45 minutes or so (I barely could), it's actually a pretty good independent film. A really sweet story about the love of a wife and how it can melt even the hardest of hearts.
August 9, 2010
Excellent film. Worth seeing over and over.
½ February 20, 2010
Spiritual sleeper of the decade. Truly a hell-to-heaven journey. The hell part requires you to withstand extreme vulgarity; but the heaven part makes up for it. Includes a stunning cameo by John Glover.
Super Reviewer
½ February 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.
½ October 21, 2009
Buddhism, love, forgiveness, and redemption... this movie was simply beautiful.
August 26, 2009
American book of the dead
½ August 22, 2009
American book of the dead
August 16, 2009
Excellent independent film that looks like it was shot on home video, which makes it indie as fuck! Patrick Warburton plays a total male chauvenist pig who orders an Asian mail-order bride because he thinks Asians would be more subserviant and worship him like a god. He has bad luck with women, the opening scene is him running out onto the street totally naked after suffering a head wound from his girlfriend, also nude, who stabs him in the chest with a garden hoe. So he gets this Asian chick and all is going well with her until he tears off her clothes in front of his friends during poker night to show them her cunt isn't sideways (it's a popular myth that since Asians' eyes are slanted, their vaginas would be also). It's a lot of fun watching Warbuton act like a total asshole in this. He figured she was some kind of whore sex slave, but in reality she turns out to have been a nun. It's funny when there's an earthquake and she starts screaming "demons!" The movie takes a sharp turn towards tragedy in the 2nd half, and it turns out to be a beautiful and engaging film. Highly recommended.
½ August 6, 2009
Hard to explain this movie. Worth watching.
July 21, 2009
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright is a very interesting and poignant character study on a serial chauvinist, Max (played extremely well by Patrick Warburton), who is fed up with most women and decides to find a perfect and obedient mail-order bride, which he does, in the form of Mai Ling (Marie Matiko in a very well performed and charming role). Max gets more than he bargains for when he's introduced to Ling's character, culture, and religion, which fuels his chauvinist side until it boils over and causes his character to collapse under, forcing him to seek redemption and turn around his life. The movie is powerful and very raw. It hits the ground running from the very start of the movie where we are introduced to Warburton's intense character (not to mention his ginormous monster cock, which was unexpected). Him and Matiko work very well together and produce a story that balances the offensiveness alongside heart-warming emotions. Warburton is probably most known for all of his TV show and voice actor work (Seinfeld, Family Guy, Venture Brothers, The Tick), however, he is given a real chance here to show off his acting chops and he succeeds 110%. The film is enhanced with a scene-stealing performance by Eric Roberts, who plays Max's best friend. Roberts almost had me in tears with how powerful such a small character could be. Fun character actors Kurt Fuller and Jennifer Tilly (Warburton's wife on Family Guy) also show up. Don't be alarmed by the presentation of this film. It is very low budget and starts off shaky in terms of sheer rawness, but as it moves along, I'm sure you'll be happy you invested in it like I did. Powerful and engaging film.
½ May 17, 2009
Why is there no buzz on this movie? Far better than most crap you have to live through. "Puddy" is great.
May 3, 2009
Very raw interesting film, not for the overly sensitive audience
April 20, 2009
I wanted to see this due to Patrick Warburton and I am glad I did a very nice way to show how a man can change
½ March 21, 2009
The Tick gets a mail order bride who turns out to be a magical Asian woman who changes him from a douchebag to being a decent human being. Sure it sounds cliche, but it's really really good. Very good acting. Even from Eric Roberts.
March 11, 2009
Patrick Warburton shows he can really act, along with unknown Marie Matiko. But everthing else about this movie is offensive or second rate. Filthy language and filthy lead who gets "civilized" by becoming a Buddist. Then death. The director was at the screening and he seemed a little high or pithed.
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