Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whatever Method leaves out, most of what it includes is worth a look."
‑ Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Troy Patterson, Slate
"Barson's documentary is as much a celebration as it is a study of this long career in comedy"
‑ Mark Dawidziak, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"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."
‑ Hank Stuever, Washington Post
"The weakness of this documentary is that it doesn't give us Mr. Lewis, warts and all."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"As we watch, it's clear we'll always be Jerry's kids, engulfed in helpless laughter and admiration."
‑ Matt Roush, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Barson has made a doc too narrow in scope, with about as much substance as a meringue pie in the face."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"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."
‑ Nancy DeWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal
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