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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 26
Fresh: 25
Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: An expansive, affectionate tribute, Plimpton! examines its subject's life and trailblazing career and, in doing so, places him within the context of his times.

Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 17
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: An expansive, affectionate tribute, Plimpton! examines its subject's life and trailblazing career and, in doing so, places him within the context of his times.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 383

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One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton embarked on a lifelong journey akin to fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones. He hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, forced Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, was named the "Most Eligible Bachelor in Manhattan" by Esquire Magazine, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
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In Theaters:
On DVD:
May 26, 2014
Runtime:
Laemmle / Zeller Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (1)

There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own.

Full Review… | May 19, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.

Full Review… | May 19, 2014
Newsday
Top Critic

Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Well-researched and detailed documentary.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The film strongly evokes a certain segment of the American cultural scene from the 1950s through the '70s, though Plimpton continued working until his death in 2003.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

As an editor, he launched impressive careers; as a dabbler, he illuminated them.

Full Review… | February 4, 2014
SF Weekly

George Plimpton seemingly approached life as if it were a buffet table, and this compelling documentary manages to offer a sizable sampling.

Full Review… | November 1, 2013
Creative Loafing

Two new docs on American culture merit attention

Full Review… | October 20, 2013
Movie Habit

The film offers a front-row seat to the marvelous, fifty-year-long piece of performance art that was Plimpton's public persona.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
Austin Chronicle

Yes, there are laughs, but Tom Bean and Luke Poling create a nuanced portrait of Plimpton, an upper-crust dabbler who was kicked out of boarding school only to make a life out of dabbling.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Once again George Plimpton is the life of the party.

Full Review… | June 10, 2013
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