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Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope Reviews

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Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 12, 2012
"A Fan's Hope" is really for those who've turned to the far side, but is ready to turn on a tractor beam for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix
April 10, 2012
Comic-Con doesn't even try to scratch the surface of the world's largest geek meet-up. Which is not to say it isn't enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
A tender, thoughtful paean to geek community.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 10, 2012
...an entertaining documentary that also gives the non-geek an education on what a comic book superhero fan really is, which is kind of scary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2012
a highly entertaining piece that allows those of us who have never attended to be somewhat of a fly on the wall ...while perhaps learning a thing or two
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
April 9, 2012
... an amusing if superficial observation of bizarre personalities and goings-on that probably won't change the feelings of Comic-Con devotees or outsiders either way.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 9, 2012
Insightful and often very funny. A thoroughly enjoyable documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
April 6, 2012
Effectively captures the fan experience at the Con, but that's only half the story.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
April 6, 2012
Geek tribes revel in docu about massive commercial event.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2012
I guarantee if you're human you'll get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Bell
Film Threat
April 6, 2012
In the end, this is a film that celebrates the San Diego Comic-Con, and the various personalities and people that attend and embrace it...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Singer
Time Out Chicago
April 5, 2012
An Odorama cut of Comic-Con would surely be the scariest film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Westal
Bullz-Eye.com
April 5, 2012
In 88 minutes, we get a very decent gloss on the Comic-Con experience and just what it can mean for some people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 5, 2012
Spurlock neither conveys the appeal of this world, nor does he ever, for one minute, stand outside the phenomenon and objectively examine it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 5, 2012
A loving yet scattered documentary about San Diego Comic-Con International.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
April 5, 2012
It's bright and breezy and gives you a real sense of being at Comic-con without the hassle of actually, you know, being there...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
April 5, 2012
Most of the celebrity interviews offer more hype than insight. A carnival this immense hardly needs more barkers.
Alison Willmore
Movieline
April 5, 2012
Comic-Con Episode IV is a valentine to an event and a group of people so in ascension they don't really need it, but it's still a pleasant thing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
April 5, 2012
Spurlock has made a marvellous artifact, lacking only the "Odor-ama" that would make this a definitive snapshot of a modern tribe, its sometimes silly sacred relics and sacred rites.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 5, 2012
The result is a valentine to geek culture that's crowd-pleasing but superficial, glibly entertaining in the time-tested Spurlock fashion, but unlikely to linger.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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