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Max Rose Reviews

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Richard von Busack
January 1, 2017
[Max Rose] gives [Lewis] a chance to dwell in a favorite realm, the world of hurt, betrayal and rancor.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
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
Ray Pride
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.
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Pat Padua
Washington Post
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
Nathanael Hood
The Young Folks
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
Robert Levin
September 7, 2016
Jerry Lewis is, of course, the reason to see writer-director Daniel Noah's movie, which otherwise hits its beats with an obviousness that borders on heavy-handedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christian Toto
September 4, 2016
If this haunting portrait of growing old turns out to be Lewis' cinematic swan song ... so be it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Lasser
IGN Movies
September 2, 2016
The feelings Max had over his 65 years of marriage are something to which most people can only aspire, while the sense of loss that comes after is something everyone would like to avoid. Lewis manages to offer both of these things with a single look.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
September 2, 2016
To elder audiences who can empathize, this likely final starring feature for film legend Jerry Lewis will resonate strongly, uncomfortably and ultimately life-affirmingly.
Nell Minow
September 1, 2016
Old-timers bring their decades of experience to the under-written script.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 31, 2016
A tender showcase for a different kind of Jerry Lewis that utilizes the strengths and frailties of a 90-year-old show business survivor as few films have ever done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
August 31, 2016
This subject matter can be tough to traverse, but Lewis embraces the challenge and makes us wonder why he stopped acting in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 16, 2016
A rare appreciation of age and ageing, of loss, and of lost and found and of love.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 22, 2016
Jerry Lewis deserves a better homage than this.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
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
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 16, 2016
The stakes of the premise simply aren't enough to carry this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 16, 2016
Max Rose, and Jerry Lewis, deserve a better movie than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 15, 2016
[A] maudlin wallow in geriatric grief.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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