Matthias and Maxime


Matthias and Maxime

Critics Consensus

Matthias and Maxime enchants almost as much as it frustrates, although Xavier Dolan fans may appreciate seeing the writer-director working at a more restrained pitch.



Total Count: 44

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While working on a short film for a student project, two friends engage in a kiss as part of the script. The intimate moment sets off a chain reaction of events, from lingering questions about their sexuality to altering the nature of their friendship and their relationship to their wider social circle.


Critic Reviews for Matthias and Maxime

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (19)

  • Unfortunately, the new film Matthias & Maxime arrives lacking much of the emotional urgency of the Dolan who once captured the international art-house crowd, feeling provincial in more ways than one.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Xavier Dolan shows a new restraint and romantic tenderness... He breathes fragrant life into a familiar story of unspoken longing.

    Aug 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Dolan may not have made his masterpiece yet, but this is more than fine for now.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • There was a time when I used to wish that Dolan would settle down a little-the manic energy of his work could be exhausting. But if this is the alternative, I take it all back.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Matthias & Maxime is filmed all in tightly pressed close-up, faces looming, constantly erupting into furious rows, shouting and shrieking. It's like being at the worst party ever.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • There is such tenderness and gentleness in this film.

    May 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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