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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Kevin Clash fails to hold the screen as either a telegenic presence or as someone whose story is worthy of 76 minutes of anyone's time.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

October 16, 2011
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
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Constance Marks's documentary on Kevin Clash, the kind, gentle man who created the Muppet beloved by every single child in the world, rushes through the intriguing points its interviewees bring up to devote more time to banalities.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 18, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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The film is filled with so much insider Muppet lore that, at times, it strains even the goodwill that Clash generates.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 11, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

There weren't quite as many (or any) behind-the-scenes puppet brawls as I had hoped in Constance Marks' doco Being Elmo, which instead focuses on the life of puppeteer Kevin Clash.

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

August 17, 2011
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

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
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

I've actually never been a huge fan of the Elmo character, but this very charming film has made me a fan of Clash.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2011

Enjoyable .. If you can't find a screening where Clash (and Elmo) makes an appearance, I think it's better to wait for the small scren on this one.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

May 23, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Backstage at the Muppet works, we see countless drawers filled with eyeballs, eyebrows, whiskers and wigs. It's the only world Kevin wanted to live in, and he made it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The film also provides an inspiring reminder for the young and the rest of us that there is a vital relationship between the best kind of work and passionate play.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 18, 2011
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

A totally enjoyable documentary as sweet-natured as Elmo himself. Absolutely inspiring.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

October 22, 2011
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

A wonderful, touching story, one that made me want to scoop up every kid I know who has a scrap of creative talent, and have them watch the film.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 4/4

December 9, 2011
Clay Cane
BET.com

There is no huge emotional climax, but the direct inspiration is refreshing in today's over-dramatized storytelling climate.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: B

October 21, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Muppeteer is almost as lovable as the Muppets.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2011
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