Max Rose
Max Rose (2016)

MAX ROSE, featuring the legendary Jerry Lewis in his first starring role in over two decades, is a deeply moving drama about a retired jazz musician whose beloved wife of nearly six decades has just passed away. Though his career wasn't… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 6, 2016
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Max Rose marks Jerry Lewis' long-overdue return to the screen -- and is unfortunately less than memorable in almost every other respect.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This soulful, nuanced performance by a long-ignored veteran should please some old Jerry Lewis fans. And possibly create some new ones.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Fascinating at certain moments, especially when Lewis is exploring his character's grief and bitterness, it still feels like a work in progress.

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Richard von Busack

[Max Rose] gives [Lewis] a chance to dwell in a favorite realm, the world of hurt, betrayal and rancor.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Max Rose, and Jerry Lewis, deserve a better movie than this one.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Daniel Noah aims at being sad, heartwarming or even humorous, by turns, but almost every scene feels forced and predictable ...

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Seeing Lewis act again is just about the only reason to watch writer-director Daniel Noah's otherwise unremarkable indie drama.

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Pat Padua
Washington Post

The movie gains resonance from its look at what may be the final years of a movie legend.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A maudlin, ham-fisted dud...

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Jerry Lewis deserves a better homage than this.

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