Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A hilarious movie about a surprisingly funny man."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Landis doesn't buttress Rickles' shtick with anything but smoke and mirrors, and the film falls away like a cheap suit."
‑ Paul Brenner, Filmcritic.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."
‑ Rob Nelson, minnpost.com
"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."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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