Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

A hilarious movie about a surprisingly funny man.

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

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

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Rob Nelson
minnpost.com

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.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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.


Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
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… More
Chris Weber
Funny, insightful, and entertaining. John Landis has made a really good documentary about a really great and talented actor/comedian.
James Alvarez
Any Rickles fan will love this.
Nate Harris
Very funny, a brisk and continually interesting look at Rickles and, even better, an era when stars were mythic - and the mob ran Vegas.
Chris Garman
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… More