Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

2008

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2008)

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John Landis' star-filled, documentary is a portrait of a bygone era (some keywords: schtick, Miami, Shecky) and most of all of a man named Rickles, a giant who continues to stride among us at the age of 81, his timing deadlier than ever.

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Critic Reviews for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A hilarious movie about a surprisingly funny man.

Oct 16, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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Like Scorsese's Casino, in which Rickles had a small role, Mr. Warmth tips its hat to a demolished way of life--Vegas power having transferred from the Mob to the even scarier thugs of corporations.

Jun 28, 2008 | Full Review…

The dichotomy of Rickles' customary matador-theme entrance and tongue-in-cheek but true theme song "I'm a Nice Guy" captures Rickles' secret of success: you gotta love him.

Feb 18, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4

Landis doesn't buttress Rickles' shtick with anything but smoke and mirrors, and the film falls away like a cheap suit.

Oct 25, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Confirms that Rickles's enduring popularity as the high priest of putdowns can be chalked up to an admirable national trait to not take ourselves too seriously.

Oct 15, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

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Think W.C. Fields meets your dirty grandpa, and you get Don Rickles. Going behind the scenes of Rickles forty year career is a treat, and even a nice glimpse of his act is seen through the eyes of comedians of know him. Emulate him. Love him. It's really an adorable traipse into show biz.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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Any Rickles fan will love this.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

If you're looking for hot, juicy gossip in Mr. Warmth you're going to be out of luck. Don Rickles doesn't have any buried skeletons in his closet. There's no big surprise other than the fact that in his eighties Don Rickles is still funny as hell, even in a world that is politically correct. Featuring appearances of some of the biggest names in Hollywood (that are still alive) Mr. Warmth is a look at the last of his kind. A great documentary on a guy that is more than Mr. Potato Head.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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Funny, insightful, and entertaining. John Landis has made a really good documentary about a really great and talented actor/comedian.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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