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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Reviews

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Cory Everett
The Playlist

Even if Elmo was a little after your time, the doc is sure to wring a few tears out of nostalgia prone adults with its behind-the-scenes look at a show everybody grew up with.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B

July 10, 2013
Michael Dequina

Young or old, Elmo fan or not, anyone can find something of real value in Clash's story.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2012


Gentle, sincere, and filled with moments of genuine joy and wonderment, this story of a boy who came to realise his dreams is as good-natured and uncontroversial as Elmo himself.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

May 2, 2012
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

I'll go to my grave believing that Elmo is a punk. Kevin Clash, however, is definitely not a punk, not one bit.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 1, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Constance Marks's delightful, unpretentious documentary both captures the man in all his complex simplicity and throws light on his craft.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 28, 2012
Tara Brady
Irish Times

More than 100 million Elmo owners can't be wrong, can they?

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2012

This is London

He seems like a genuinely nice celebrity, possibly because he is never recognised in the street.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A sweet, engaging documentary, Being Elmo largely steers clear of Clash's personal life to offer a wholesome portrait of a man who has dedicated himself to the thing he loved.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

April 26, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

He simply seems to be a good guy who created something that little children love. Fair enough.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

April 26, 2012
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

What a terrific bunch of guys the Muppets/Sesame Street creators are, not just spiritually, but technically.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 26, 2012
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

Slight, but an uplifting, universal rallying call for creative people to follow their dreams.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Constance Marks's film is a simple cut-and-paste job, drawing on new interviews and archive, but what it lacks in refinement it makes up for in infectious warmth.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2012
Siobhan Synnot

It's not what you'd call a hard-hitting portrait but, like Elmo, it is ridiculously sweet, sprightly and warm.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

April 23, 2012
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

A charming, if occasionally surface-deep look at the man behind the fur. Elmo like!

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2012
Hannah McGill
The List

A revealing insight into the Henson universe, and a winning study of the hard work that goes into turning fake fur and plastic eyeballs into an international craze.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2012
Jamie Graham
Total Film

Underdogs, dreams, imagination, artistry, unashamed emotion... it's the cinematic equivalent of a big red hug.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

April 16, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[A] wonderful documentary.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

April 6, 2012
Marsha Lederman
Globe and Mail
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[Clash is] portrayed as a mild-mannered, kind, giving, supremely talented soul, with a deep love for the puppet he animates and the children who love him.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 16, 2012
Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies

A feel-good documentary about a cheerful guy who's not made out of felt (but probably would be just as cheerful if he was).

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2012
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Despite an exhaustive series of interviews with famous puppeteers and a few celebs (among them Whoopi Goldberg, who also narrates), it's a documentary that feels a bit tedious by journey's end.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 15, 2012
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