Matthias & Maxime (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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 (76) | Top Critics (23)

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…

Ultimately, the revelation here is not so much Dolan's more contemplative approach to film-making, but the subtlety and sensitivity of his performance.

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

Accessible, heartfelt and full of perfect attention to detail, it is one of Dolan's best films yet.

August 28, 2020 | Rating: 5/5

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

August 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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