Michael Jordan to the Max
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An honorific but unmoving portrait of the Chicago Bulls' No. 23."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Michael to the Max is, aside from the IMAX process, the kind of routine documentary a local TV station might air on a Sunday afternoon when a ballgame is rained out."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A fantastic portrayal of His Airness' on-court heroics -- not to mention visually stunning"
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Recommended viewing for any kid who's ever dreamed of the big leagues."
‑ Mike Ross, Jam! Movies
"Felt like one big highlight reel"
‑ Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi, Broomfield Enterprise
"Unlike Michael Jordan, this large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Essentially just a promotional film for Jordan as a product. It plays like a commercial for itself."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"What's the difference between documentary and hagiography? Directors James Stern and Don Kempf don't seem to have given the matter much thought."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Jordan was born to be an admired all-star. But as the film so eloquently shows, he worked hard to be the classy superstar that he turned out to be."
‑ Bob Thompson, Jam! Movies
"IMAX is a format where the sheer scale overpowers its flaws."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Michael Jordan, sports icon, gets another buffing. Michael Jordan, person, remains private and just a little bit richer."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The film is more like an infomercial in which the pitchman is also the product."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Michael Jordan is one of the few athletes big enough to deserve a film such as "Michael Jordan to the Max.""
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"I was mesmerized by the awesome heroics Jordan displayed and seeing them on the giant IMAX screen gave me chills."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"The filmmakers give us what we always want when it comes to MJ: images of a man caught in the act of being superhuman."
‑ Herb Lash, Big Movie Zone
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