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Certifiably Jonathan Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2011
For a movie literally about "finding the funny," it's ironic that director Jim Pasternak too rarely does in his fitfully lively but mostly awkward mockumentary "Certifiably Jonathan."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 17, 2011
Jonathan Winters is a fine and funny fellow, and deserves better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 11, 2011
Fortunately, Winters' legendary inventiveness as a comedian has not diminished with the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 11, 2011
Observing his subject both on and off medication (Mr. Winters says he is bipolar), Mr. Pasternak has produced a film that feels depressingly exploitative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2011
Faux documentary about the legendary comedian squanders the rich potential of its subject.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 10, 2011
Would seem inconsequential under any circumstances, but feels especially threadbare coming on the heels of Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
February 9, 2011
Winters deserves better.
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
February 9, 2011
The big-kid-bulky Dayton-born comedian gets some welcome playtime in Jim Pasternak's patchwork tribute, but not nearly enough.