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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Review

Movie Review

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project: 7.5 out of 10.

Full disclosure: I've always loved Rickles.  He's the best of the insult comics, and I love insult comics.  Rickles is damn funny, and I love funny.

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project is a great little documentary by John Landis.  You know you're going to have a good time when the doc opens with a Harry Dean Stanton singing "Old Blue".  We then hear from Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Richard Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Bob Newhart, Christopher Guest, Sidney Poitier, Martin Scorsese, Bob Saget and countless others, but the real star is Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles.

There's lots of Rickles at The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and on The Tonight Show and on stage in Vegas.  He's insulting, cruel and obnoxious.  As Chris Rock puts it, "Being funny is like being a pretty girl - you get away with a lot of shit."

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