Max My Love (Max Mon Amour)
Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) (1996)

Fabled Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima was the guiding hand behind the fast-paced French comedy Max, Mon Amour. The "Max" with whom the elegant Charlotte Rampling falls in love is a circus chimpanzee (played by a short-statured… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 17, 1996
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Max Mon Amour isn't as good as [Nagisa Oshima's other] movies, but then what else is?

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Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle

Leaves us with nothing much but a vague sensation of surrealism that comes from seeing an affair between a woman and a chimp being treated in a matter-of-fact way.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

A wry mix of King Kong and My Man Godfrey, it's a potent premise that somehow never catches fire...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Despite the potentially subversive material, the film frankly lacks bite.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Impossible to take seriously or as satire, this film is an embarrassment to humanity and our cousins in the jungle.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

If you've wondered what kind of continental TV pilot Sherwood Schwartz might have devised from watching Zoo, here's your answer.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of inane pic that makes you wonder why Oshima was drawn to it.

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On the whole, it works as a witty, black comedy of manners that judiciously avoids the vulgarity inherent in the subject.

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