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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
May 19, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Verne Gay
Newsday
May 19, 2014
A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2014
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.)
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
May 16, 2014
Well-researched and detailed documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
As an editor, he launched impressive careers; as a dabbler, he illuminated them.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 1, 2013
George Plimpton seemingly approached life as if it were a buffet table, and this compelling documentary manages to offer a sizable sampling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2013
Two new docs on American culture merit attention
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 12, 2013
A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
June 25, 2013
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a remarkable doc about a life well lived.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
June 20, 2013
He was many things, the documentary reveals, but self-serious was not among the late writer's lengthy list of descriptors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
June 20, 2013
Failure was at the heart of Plimpton's appeal - and of the documentary "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
June 11, 2013
The film offers a front-row seat to the marvelous, fifty-year-long piece of performance art that was Plimpton's public persona.
John Petkovic
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: A-
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
June 11, 2013
A delightful ride through a singular literary career.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
June 11, 2013
A fond look back at a groundbreaking media celebrity and man of letters.
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
June 10, 2013
Once again George Plimpton is the life of the party.
Full Review | Original Score: 6
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2013
The movie by the writing/directing pair is almost as captivating as their subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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May 23, 2013
The film portrays Plimpton as someone devoted to illuminating how talent and creativity work - both for himself, and for the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 23, 2013
Much like its subject, Tom Bean and Luke Poling's appreciative biography of the late George Plimpton manages to be simultaneously urbane and enthusiastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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