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The Last Mogul (Life and Times of Lew Wasserman) Reviews

November 4, 2005
Highly entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2005
Lew Wasserman, who rose from the streets of Cleveland to become the most powerful man in Hollywood, is the subject of this absorbing documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2005
Avrich's Wasserman is less a man than a list of accomplishments, a Kane without a hint of a Rosebud and nary a whiff of significant criticism.
July 29, 2005
While indistinct stylistically and inconclusive biographically, The Last Mogul does have a certain allure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 29, 2005
In covering so much acreage, Avrich has failed to dig deep for material that might have shed more light on Wasserman's ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2005
A smart, well-paced documentary that balances the man's triumphs with his rare failures and discerningly explores the darker side of his power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 23, 2005
Pic draws a full and balanced measure of the man, from his stratospheric rise to a remarkably humbling fall, and includes as thorough a study of the super-agent-turned-mogul's shady ties with organized crime as any feature docu could hope to muster.
June 23, 2005
In death as in life, Wasserman proves a subject of total fascination.