Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. For any of you who've ever daydreamed of playing hoops with Jordan, Michael Jordan to the Max is almost certainly the closest you'll ever get.
  2. 88
    Just as spectacular as seeing the view from Everest or other natural wonders caught by the IMAX technology.
  3. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Made with such verve and clarity that you don't have to be a basketball fan to enjoy it.
  4. It's hardly a balanced biography: There's no mention of Jordan's gambling problems or connections with Nike, whose factories overseas were criticized for underpaying workers and treating them badly.
  5. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Charles Savage
    What makes this documentary worth seeing is the sensational courtside footage taken with IMAX cameras, which bring a whole new way of seeing the game to fans who don't get to sit in Jack Nicholson's section.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    An adoring tone and the familiar slo-mo, wide-angle baskebatics.
  7. A highly conventional 2-D infomercial.
  8. We get zilch on what kind of human being he is.
  9. 50
    Essentially just a promotional film for Jordan as a product. It plays like a commercial for itself.
  10. There's not much substantive food for thought.
  11. The format and the purposeful blandness of the script make Jordan seem remote, more icon than human being.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Arguably the finest athlete in living memory deserves better than Michael Jordan to the Max, an honorific but unmoving portrait of the Chicago Bulls' No. 23.
  13. 30
    Unlike Michael Jordan, this 45-minute large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.
  14. 30
    Ultimately, it's as vapid as (Michael Jordan's) perfume and as disposable as a pair of his Hanes.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. williew.
    Feb 6, 2006
    MJ has always been the best, look at where he is at.
  2. LowelA.
    Dec 28, 2005
    50 greatest player of all time, I can say he's the eight wonders of the world ill give it a perfect ten.
  3. craigd.
    Nov 20, 2005
    Its the best film jordon has ever done.