Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 24, 2011
Meta-irony can get a guy who's still grinding an ax only so far.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 23, 2011
The whole thing becomes a sort of "Song of Myself" for needy multimillionaire comics at work and play.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
June 21, 2011
As protective of his persona as he's proven to be, any time he goes out of his way to insist that he's "keeping it real" scans as suspicious.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 18, 2011
Comes off as a vanity project aimed at giving O'Brien another platform to express his frustration and fury over the NBC fracas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 24, 2011
Full of unenlightening snippets and blithe but banal asides, what the movie is missing is edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 24, 2011
It's nice to know that the son of a lawyer and a microbiologist can get into Harvard and make something of himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 18, 2011
[VIDEO] For all of O'Brien's protestations about how much he loves to perform, his efforts come across more as an addiction than as a gift.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 23, 2011
Can't stop what... complaining?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 24, 2011
A serviceable behind-the-scenes tour documentary with about as much insight as a talk-show monologue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 23, 2011
Everyone laughs at the boss's jokes, which are incessant to the point of irritation, but actual levity is in short supply.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
June 23, 2011
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop serves as a fine character reference, but, in overlooking the controversy and much of the actual show, it downplays its subject as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 22, 2011
This surprisingly unfunny documentary about a funnyman somehow raises all kinds of disconcerting Faustian-pact questions. Does more money to assuage wounded pride mean fewer laughs?
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 23, 2011
The overall mood of Conan O'Brien Can't Stop is curdled and sour. It leaves the feeling that the next chapter can't come soon enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 8, 2011
While a lot of geography is covered, as a concert film, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop is decidedly thin entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Will Leitch
Deadspin
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-
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
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Neal Justin
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 23, 2011
The documentary makes the case that O'Brien is too passionate, too complex, too driven to simply snap out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carson Lund
Boston Phoenix
June 22, 2011
The lasting impact is of a restless soul whose showbiz drive is genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frazier Moore
Associated Press
June 21, 2011
Simply an engaging, breathless road-trip portrait.
Violet Lucca
The L Magazine
June 24, 2011
In an age where cynicism and puerile irony runs unchecked, it's kind of beautiful to see someone love something so much he could do it until he drops dead.
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