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Max Rose Reviews

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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 1, 2016
Not even Jerry Lewis' first starring role in 21 years can save the languid, lifeless, albeit kind-spirited Max Rose from being a tepid failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
August 30, 2016
The final scenes offer unconvincing revelations, reassurances, and reconciliations.
September 1, 2016
The elderly Jerry Lewis cuts a more poignant and vulnerable figure than Max Rose deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
August 28, 2016
It occasionally and promisingly suggests an obsessive and free-associative paean to regret.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2016
Jerry Lewis deserves a better homage than this.
September 3, 2016
Max Rose has the superficiality of a student film inexplicably bursting with famous people in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 1, 2016
Two decades after his last film, the legendary Jerry Lewis performs a truly unfortunate encore playing an elderly widower in writer-director Daniel Noah's morose and thoroughly unconvincing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2016
Whatever you think of Jerry Lewis, he deserves better than this. And so do we.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2016
Max Rose might not be up to Lewis, but he gives it everything he's got in a quietly devastating performance. You can't take your eyes off him.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2016
Max Rose, and Jerry Lewis, deserve a better movie than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
September 8, 2016
A maudlin, ham-fisted dud...
August 30, 2016
Every scene feels like a soft, clichéd graze over a greeting card emotion rather than an organically felt component to a larger meaningful story.
September 2, 2016
Some powerful character-driven moments are compromised by the far-fetched plotting in the script.
September 16, 2016
The stakes of the premise simply aren't enough to carry this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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