Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
April 4, 2011
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2011
Esrick has crafted an affectionate portrait of a man whose eclectic, ebullient life has been devoted to peace, love and understanding - an eternal hippie who has "walked the walk" since he burst onto the Greenwich Village "Beat" scene in the late 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 10, 2010
As freewheeling and irreverent as the man himself, Saint Misbehavin' is that rare documentary whose flaws seem appropriate for its subject matter.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 10, 2010
Like its subject, Saint Misbehavin' is an unabashed love letter to the world that defies the cynicism of our age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 10, 2010
Are we to believe that this wild-haired, in-your-face LSD disciple is Mr. Perfect? I doubt it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gregg Rickman
Village Voice
December 7, 2010
Perhaps the fly-on-the-wall approach of Esrick's mentor (and this film's executive producer) D.A. Pennebaker would have been more revealing. Instead, we get just a mystery man in white.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2010
Esrick spent 10 years on the film, and the result is a comprehensive portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4