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Max Rose Reviews

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August 29, 2017
Max Rose adds little to the end-of-life theme, but it offers old-timers in a realistic look at old age, old love, and family affairs.
August 25, 2017
There's no getting around a script that's a bunch of manipulative claptrap.
January 1, 2017
[Max Rose] gives [Lewis] a chance to dwell in a favorite realm, the world of hurt, betrayal and rancor.
September 22, 2016
Seeing Lewis act again is just about the only reason to watch writer-director Daniel Noah's otherwise unremarkable indie drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 22, 2016
Jerry Lewis deserves a better homage than this.
September 22, 2016
The script is replete with filler inserted in the name of "real life": bad jokes and silly riddles, spontaneous songs, and improvised scenes in which conversations go around in circles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 22, 2016
This soulful, nuanced performance by a long-ignored veteran should please some old Jerry Lewis fans. And possibly create some new ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2016
It inhabits a world frivolous American moviegoers seldom visit: The last way station before death, where the will and body and memory all begin to fail together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2016
The sleek, sinister, brilliant talk show host Jerry Langford of "King of Comedy" is also a distant, burning memory: his Max Rose is a figure of ash, Lewis' watery blue eyes the one expressive, sorrowful, sad-clown trait that both characters share.
September 16, 2016
The stakes of the premise simply aren't enough to carry this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2016
Max Rose, and Jerry Lewis, deserve a better movie than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 15, 2016
The movie gains resonance from its look at what may be the final years of a movie legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2016
[A] maudlin wallow in geriatric grief.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
September 15, 2016
The problems with Max Rose are legion, and nearly all of them reside in its jumbled script and lethargic pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 15, 2016
The plodding, maudlin Max Rose's best moments rely heavily on the audience's familiarity with Jerry's persona, and while it's great to see him busting out some of his old schtick... it doesn't fit the character at all.
September 15, 2016
Fascinating at certain moments, especially when Lewis is exploring his character's grief and bitterness, it still feels like a work in progress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 14, 2016
Director Daniel Noah aims at being sad, heartwarming or even humorous, by turns, but almost every scene feels forced and predictable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 12, 2016
Daniel Noah's Max Rose is a sobering, powerful examination of grief and loss made essential by the casting of 87-year old Jerry Lewis as the titular character.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 8, 2016
A maudlin, ham-fisted dud...
September 8, 2016
A bummed-out, unfunny Lewis seems to be the main selling point for this dreary drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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