The Last Mogul (Life and Times of Lew Wasserman) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 4, 2005
Highly entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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
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Matt Singer
Village Voice
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.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 29, 2005
While indistinct stylistically and inconclusive biographically, The Last Mogul does have a certain allure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Posner
Globe and Mail
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
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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
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Robert Koehler
Variety
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.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
June 23, 2005
In death as in life, Wasserman proves a subject of total fascination.