Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) (1996)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Fabled Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima was the guiding hand behind the fast-paced French comedy Max, Mon Amour. The "Max" with whom the elegant Charlotte Rampling falls in love is a circus chimpanzee (played by a short-statured man in a monkey suit). Charlotte's British-ambassador husband Anthony Higgins has long suspected that his wife was cheating on him, but he certainly isn't prepared for her simian paramour. Amazingly, the film never descends into goofiness: Oshima uses his unorthodox plotline to poke holes in the self-protective pretensions of the Bourgeoisie. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Anthony Higgins
as Peter Jones
Diana Quick
as Camille
Milena Vukotic
as Margaret's Mother
Pierre Étaix
as Detective
Claude Jaeger
as Zoologist
Sabine Haudepin
as Francoise
Laurent Spielvogel
as Dr. Mischler
View All

Critic Reviews for Max My Love (Max Mon Amour)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Max Mon Amour isn't as good as [Nagisa Oshima's other] movies, but then what else is?

April 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Leaves us with nothing much but a vague sensation of surrealism that comes from seeing an affair between a woman and a chimp being treated in a matter-of-fact way.

April 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Impossible to take seriously or as satire, this film is an embarrassment to humanity and our cousins in the jungle.

April 3, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Despite the potentially subversive material, the film frankly lacks bite.

April 3, 2012 | Full Review…

A wry mix of King Kong and My Man Godfrey, it's a potent premise that somehow never catches fire...

April 3, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie gets boring when it fails to make the absurdity credible. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) at this time.

Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features