Michael Jordan to the Max
Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)

A large-format Imax film about the career of Michael Jordan.

Rated: G
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Release Date: February 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Koehler

An honorific but unmoving portrait of the Chicago Bulls' No. 23.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Mike Scott

A fantastic portrayal of His Airness' on-court heroics -- not to mention visually stunning

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Unlike Michael Jordan, this large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Essentially just a promotional film for Jordan as a product. It plays like a commercial for itself.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

What's the difference between documentary and hagiography? Directors James Stern and Don Kempf don't seem to have given the matter much thought.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Michael Jordan, sports icon, gets another buffing. Michael Jordan, person, remains private and just a little bit richer.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The film is more like an infomercial in which the pitchman is also the product.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Michael Jordan is one of the few athletes big enough to deserve a film such as "Michael Jordan to the Max."

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