Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 16, 2011
    50
    Barson has made a doc too narrow in scope, with about as much substance as a meringue pie in the face.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 16, 2011
    40
    The old clips are still a hoot, but there's a limit to how much compressed air a viewer can take, listening to a bunch of old men talk about how funny their friend was.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Dec 16, 2011
    50
    By the end of this documentary, yes, you're convinced that Mr. Lewis was a much larger figure than is generally acknowledged. But you still don't feel as if you know him.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Dec 16, 2011
    50
    A middling documentary about a major actor-director-buffoon.

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