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Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Reviews

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August 13, 2012
Barson's documentary is as much a celebration as it is a study of this long career in comedy
August 13, 2012
Whatever Method leaves out, most of what it includes is worth a look.
August 13, 2012
The old clips are still a hoot, but there's a limit to how much compressed air a viewer can take, listening to a bunch of old men talk about how funny their friend was.
August 13, 2012
Barson has made a doc too narrow in scope, with about as much substance as a meringue pie in the face.
August 13, 2012
The documentary's camera captures the lensmen from an angle designed to make a tiny swarm of shutterbugs appear like a teeming plague, and you quickly begin to distrust the film's perspective in the most literal sense.
August 13, 2012
The weakness of this documentary is that it doesn't give us Mr. Lewis, warts and all.
August 13, 2012
Strong too is a desire to praise him by fellow comedians, who may have regarded the making of this film as a chance to pay tribute while the object of their admiration was fully able to appreciate it.
August 13, 2012
It's enough to convince you that Woody Harrelson is right: If you don't appreciate Jerry Lewis, I don't want to hang with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2012
Method to the Madness is adroitly packaged and probably in roughly the same flattering mode of a PBS American Masters tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 13, 2012
If you don't like the comic artistry of Jerry Lewis, Encore's extensive new bio-documentary isn't going to change your mind. But you might come away with at least a bit more appreciation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2012
As we watch, it's clear we'll always be Jerry's kids, engulfed in helpless laughter and admiration.
August 13, 2012
Method makes a solid case for Lewis as underappreciated auteur.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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