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

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Henry Northmore
The List

When you see Marvel happily rubbing shoulders with DC or Star Wars fans chatting to Star Trek fans it makes you proud to be a geek.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2013
Kofi Outlaw

Best suited to those curious about the convention and/or culture - or those who already embrace it and just want to relive the experience before the next 'Con comes.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 2, 2012
William Bibbiani

That rare documentary that plays to the converted and uninitiated alike.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 9/10

August 22, 2012
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...not only captures the passion and energy of the event, it demonstrates how easily subcultures can be exploited by corporate interests.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B-

May 25, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's about people who share a passion and devotion to something that surpasses skin color, religion, and gender.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

May 15, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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You don't need to collect or even care about comic books to enjoy this funny, affection valentine to nerd culture.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

May 10, 2012
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

Comic-Con is a convention of dreams by and for dreamers. This documentary does a nice job of capturing all the various elements that make this large show work.

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: B

April 22, 2012
Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies

A Fan's Hope is (appropriately) hopeful, likening the attendees whose stories it follows to comic book heroes seeking their own type of redemption.

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

April 20, 2012
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2012
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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A surprisingly tender look at San Diego Comic-Con...

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's a lot to squeeze into 86 minutes, and Spurlock pulls it all together with infectious brio, making us realize that geeks are people, too, who maybe just dream harder than the rest of us.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

April 19, 2012
Nell Minow

Spurlock balances the stories of his characters with the larger context, showing us that each of the attendees has a story and that Comic-Con is a place where stories and characters always matter.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: B+

April 18, 2012
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Get your geek on.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B

April 13, 2012
Grae Drake

Morgan Spurlock's documentaries are like the gateway drug for people who can get addicted to sitting in front of hours and hours of Frederick Wiseman docs, immersing themselves in very detailed worlds that lack a clear agenda.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 13, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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"Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" holds enormous appeal for both the geek audience and the casual viewer.

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

April 13, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Written with Mr. Spurlock's frequent collaborator Jeremy Chilnick, the film is well organized and visually snazzy and keeps enough distance from its subject that you don't feel swamped in a tide of hysterical fandom.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 12, 2012
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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Spurlock weaves together several story lines.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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"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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2012
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix

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 Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 10, 2012
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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A tender, thoughtful paean to geek community.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 10, 2012
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
October 14, 2011
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