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

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Henry Northmore
The List
February 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Kofi Outlaw
October 2, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
That rare documentary that plays to the converted and uninitiated alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 25, 2012
...not only captures the passion and energy of the event, it demonstrates how easily subcultures can be exploited by corporate interests.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 15, 2012
It's about people who share a passion and devotion to something that surpasses skin color, religion, and gender.
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 10, 2012
You don't need to collect or even care about comic books to enjoy this funny, affection valentine to nerd culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
April 22, 2012
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 | Original Score: B
Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies
April 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
April 20, 2012
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
April 20, 2012
A surprisingly tender look at San Diego Comic-Con...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 19, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
April 18, 2012
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 | Original Score: B+
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 13, 2012
Get your geek on.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Grae Drake
April 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 13, 2012
"Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" holds enormous appeal for both the geek audience and the casual viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 12, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
April 12, 2012
Spurlock weaves together several story lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 12, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 3/5
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix
April 10, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
A tender, thoughtful paean to geek community.
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