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Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)

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A large-format Imax film about the career of Michael Jordan.

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Critic Reviews for Michael Jordan to the Max

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

An honorific but unmoving portrait of the Chicago Bulls' No. 23.

March 21, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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Unlike Michael Jordan, this large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.

March 21, 2007 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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Michael Jordan, sports icon, gets another buffing. Michael Jordan, person, remains private and just a little bit richer.

April 5, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4
Globe and Mail
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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.

February 7, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Essentially just a promotional film for Jordan as a product. It plays like a commercial for itself.

February 7, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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The film is more like an infomercial in which the pitchman is also the product.

February 7, 2001 | Rating: 2/5
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Michael Jordan to the Max

Great documentary about the last season (or playoffs) of the Bulls and the greatest and my favorite athlete of all time in any sport by a long shot, Michael Jordan. I only wish it'd been longer!

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

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[font=Arial][color=darkred]IMAX's next trip is an NBA's dream of promotion but also an indication of what exactly they're missing -- that is a basketball God. 'Jordan to the MAX' is basically a pat documentary featuring Jordan's upbringing and his dreams. It's all the typical uplifting never-stop-trying stuff that's routinely handed out to the kids. What makes this documentary worthwhile though is the format it's presented in. Seeing Jordan do his numerous acrobatics in slo-mo on IMAX's 50 foot screen makes him seem even more immortal then he already is considered to be. You can see the grace and overwhelming talent he posseses in every flexing of muscle and bead of sweat. It's quite impressive and worth the remaining dull moments.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]Nate's Grade: B-[/color][/font]

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

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