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Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
It's rather stunning, but sometime down the line, our beloved Conan O'Brien ... he turned into Larry Sanders.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Simon Foster
November 15, 2012
The film captures the exhaustive healing process he had to endure to emerge (relatively) cleansed.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
January 26, 2012
...depicts a fiercely talented performer who has created...a temple to his own cult. While the resulting spectacle may be distasteful in its egotism and indulgence, there's no doubting the drive and devotion of a man for whom the world truly is a stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Melin
October 27, 2011
The movie is pretty standard behind-the-scenes fare most of the time, but kudos to O'Brien for allowing the filmmakers to portray him in a light that's not always flattering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 29, 2011
An alternately revealing and concealing vanity project that gives O'Brien a chance to vent his anger, ventilate his underlings (with his rapier wit) and play rock star alongside such celebrity enablers as Eddie Vedder and Jack White.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 28, 2011
It's hard to feel sorry for a guy who banked millions for not hosting "The Tonight Show" anymore, but it's also fascinating to see a man this compulsively driven to get back in front of people and tell jokes, to hear the laughter, to soak in the applause.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
July 15, 2011
...a compact, compelling study of the classic manic comic personality in full overdrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

National Post
July 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
July 14, 2011
It's (the) insight and honesty that elevates the film, transforming it into an inspiring -- if a shade or two less than truly intimate -- portrait of an immensely likable man
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 12, 2011
For supporters of Coco who want some insight in to their folk hero who is one part egomaniac, one part eager to please clown, and one part average Joe looking for the American dream.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 10, 2011
For the most part, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop plays like a fairly typical tour documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
July 8, 2011
Some of the concert footage and backstage banter with the writers is extremely funny, but the funny is in shorter supply than you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
July 8, 2011
The shows themselves are tremendous fun, and Flender crams so much backstage detail into the doc that we're swept up in the whirlwind of manic action along with everyone else.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 6, 2011
It's ... entertaining, not to mention revealing about the emotional toll exacted upon people who, in O'Brien's words, "feed their bone marrow to the wood chipper that is television."
| Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
July 5, 2011
The behind-the-scenes stuff is just as hilarious as what we see of the on-stage material.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 1, 2011
Pretty darn good.
Aaron Barnhart
Kansas City Star
July 1, 2011
An entertaining documentary that captures a singular performer at a singular moment in his long career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 26, 2011
Members of Team Coco will eat it up. But even those on Team Jay (Leno) can't deny that the film is a fascinating look at one of TV's most creative personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
June 24, 2011
Surprisingly, and sadly, this documentary about the titular comedian's comedy tour doesn't contain much comedy. Though it is an intriguing portrait of a very talented workaholic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 24, 2011
Is there another talk show host who can earn belly laughs with off-the-cuff references to Bess Truman and painter David Hockney? Maybe, but few of them could do it with the speed and mental acuity on display here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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