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Matthias & Maxime (2019)



Critic Consensus: Matthias and Maxime enchants almost as much as it frustrates, although Xavier Dolan fans may appreciate seeing the writer-director working at a more restrained pitch.

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While working on a short film for a student project, two friends engage in a kiss as part of the script. The intimate moment sets off a chain reaction of events, from lingering questions about their sexuality to altering the nature of their friendship and their relationship to their wider social circle.


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Critic Reviews for Matthias & Maxime

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (16)

If the overall effect is a little basic and under-worked, this is still a heartfelt, honest film.

August 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a film with big emotions and swoon-worthy wet hair moments, and it finds unexpected places in the subconscious to settle.

August 31, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The way Dolan chooses to frame things, the visual choices he makes, the way he revels unashamed in the big-ness of the emotions, makes it an entertaining ride.

August 28, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An attenuated tease, a dreary dance of will-they-or-won't-they romantic provocation.

August 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the new film Matthias & Maxime arrives lacking much of the emotional urgency of the Dolan who once captured the international art-house crowd, feeling provincial in more ways than one.

October 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Xavier Dolan shows a new restraint and romantic tenderness... He breathes fragrant life into a familiar story of unspoken longing.

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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