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Mayor of the Sunset Strip Reviews

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a great doc but sad as hell

| Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2008
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

A film that critiques our obsession with celebrity while simultaneously exploiting it.

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/10

October 26, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Wisely switching from film to DV when the setting demands a more subtle camera situation, it's a mature documentary from a veteran of the form.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A-

June 21, 2007
Collin Souter

By the end, I felt neither happy nor sad for Rodney. I enjoyed being in his presence for 90 minutes, but I can't exactly agree that he has a magnetic personality.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2006
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

too much in awe of subject matter

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/10

November 14, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wistful oddball documentary by George Hickenlooper.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

April 28, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Hickenlooper is admittedly not an obsessive rock 'n' roll fan, which is an advantage and a problem. He's able to see the subterranean L.A. demimonde through fresh eyes ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B+

January 27, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

If Hickenlooper's wistful documentary starts with a short subject, heavier concerns drum in the background.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

September 3, 2004
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Has a commercial reach that goes beyond local hero worship thanks in part to an all-star lineup of interviewees, including Cher, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Gwen Stefani and Courtney Love, to name just a few confirmed Rod-heads.

August 10, 2004
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

...a nostalgic merry-go-round. It's quaint, charming, and often entrancing. You're riding the best horse on the ride. And the music couldn't be better.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3.0/4

July 20, 2004
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Fans of rock music will likely be enthralled by the movie's look at various musical movements.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 4, 2004
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

[The movie,] by exploiting its subject's celebrity contacts, runs counter to the unassuming way Bingenheimer cultivated those contacts over the years.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Worth seeing because its odd, self-effacing subject is satisfying by reason of his very emptiness, and more than a little pathetic.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

May 25, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Captures Bingenheimer in all his celeb-fondling glory. But it's a forlorn sight, one the film doesn't turn away from as it arcs from giddy inclusion to lonely pathos.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2004
Marc Mohan

Bingenheimer seems to have outlived his usefulness. Yet, his life stands as a testament to the idea that an average-looking bloke with a can-do attitude and a dream in his heart can rub shoulders with the folks the rest of us only get to read about.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

May 21, 2004
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

By the time George Hickenlooper's Mayor of the Sunset Strip is over, you won't know whether to envy or pity the subject of this oddly compelling documentary.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

May 20, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Fascinatingly probes society's obsession with celebrity through the lens of one semitragic figure.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2004
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

A fascinating and sometimes sad documentary about a curious little man and America's obsession with celebrity.

Full Review Source: Des Moines Register | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 14, 2004
David Edelstein
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Creepily entertaining.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 6, 2004
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Mayor of the Sunset Strip, if you are interested in the celebrity scene, will make your jaw drop.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 6, 2004
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