Max Dugan Returns
Max Dugan Returns (1983)

Max Dugan (Jason Robards Jr.) is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Marsha Mason. Struggling to raise her restless son Matthew Broderick on her own, Mason is none too… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 1983
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A consistently happy comedic fable which should please romanticists drawn to a teaming of Neil Simon, Marsha Mason and Herbert Ross.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A clumsy, heavy film, its most profoundly expressed emotion is greed.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Crowd-pleasing domestic comedy that's based on a Neil Simon screenplay.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Simon's gift also is his downfall. He's so good at writing lightweight dialogue that it all begins to sound the same.

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TV Guide

This sentimental outing was written by Neil Simon and stars Marsha Mason as Nora, a single parent trying to raise her son Michael (Matthew Broderick).

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A delightful comic fantasy.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

There are certainly some questionable ingredients to the story, but you're not likely to notice them while the film is under way. You're likely to be laughing.

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Comic, clever, and satisfying fairy tale of redemption.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...entertaining throughout...

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A great family comedy drama, again with the cute young Broderick, I loved this movie, it's charming. Oh, and just so you don't get confused like I… More
jay nixon
Charming fable. Jaon Robards is irresistible as the wandering dad.
RJ MacReady
A real charming movie from 1983. What would you do if someone suddenly gave you everything you ever wanted. That's what happens when Nora's long… More