Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Reviews

Dennis Harvey
Variety
Top Critic
April 4, 2011

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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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
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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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
Gregg Rickman
Village Voice
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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.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
December 2, 2010

Esrick spent 10 years on the film, and the result is a comprehensive portrait.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4