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      I Am Chris Farley Reviews

      It may not make you a fan, but if you already are it's unmissable.

      Full Review | Oct 11, 2017

      Brent Hodge and Derik Murray's new film will likely captivate the comedian's legions of fans, though it may alienate the rest of us.

      Full Review | Original Score: C- | Sep 1, 2017

      Hodge & Murray paint a comprehensive portrait of Farley as a devout Catholic and a devoted friend and brother.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | May 19, 2016

      We're left wondering a lot of things, as I Am Chris Farley scratches the surface of Farley's life and death, but never bothers to dig any deeper.

      Full Review | Original Score: C- | Feb 22, 2016

      It's a heartwarming but ultimately heartbreaking film that celebrates the life of a unique comic genius without ever sidestepping the personal problems that pushed him ever deeper into the lifestyle excesses that led to his death in 1997, at age 33.

      Full Review | Sep 8, 2015

      These friendly voices -- and many laugh-out-loud (if too frequently repeated) clips -- aren't exactly helped by a constant drone of spooky piano music

      Full Review | Aug 25, 2015

      An entertaining yet pervasively superficial documentary...

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Aug 14, 2015

      A bittersweet salute, appraisal and explanation of the early-nineties Saturday Night Live troupe mainstay.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Aug 14, 2015

      It serves merely to remind us of lightning that struck briefly and memorably in the comedy world, and then was gone.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Aug 13, 2015

      Fans of Farley will appreciate the effort although more discriminating moviegoers might wish for a little less hagiography and a little more depth.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Aug 13, 2015

      The evolution of bellowing motivational speaker Matt Foley is charted in fascinating detail thanks to interviews with Bob Odenkirk.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Aug 12, 2015

      For an officially-sanctioned documentary , the film does go deeper than I expected into the insecurities and self-loathing that underpinned both his comic genius and his vices. It's Midwestern polite, but also Midwestern honest.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Aug 11, 2015

      I Am Chris Farley has an unspoken and not fully acknowledged darkness that remains in the outskirts of the film from its beginning.

      Full Review | Original Score: 6/10 | Aug 7, 2015

      I Am Chris Farley is a warm and touching commemoration of its subject, but it's also awkward and evasive, like your parents consciously avoiding talking about how grandpa died.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Aug 5, 2015

      I Am Chris Farley is a kind eulogy, a colorful parade of stars remembering the legacy of a famed funnyman. As a remembrance, I Am Chris Farley's heart, care, and, well, cuteness is undeniable.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Aug 3, 2015

      I Am Chris Farley celebrates the life of a star who self-destructed too early.

      Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10 | Aug 1, 2015

      I Am Chris Farley may avoid some of the comedian's darker moments, but it lets Chris bring joy into our lives at least one more time, and that's all he ever wanted to do.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Jul 31, 2015

      I kept thinking what Farley would have thought of it. He probably would have been embarrassed and a bit shy about the whole thing. But he would have loved the attention. He would have smiled and laughed. And that's all that really matters.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jul 31, 2015

      "I Am Chris Farley" sticks to slickly edited, bite-sized anecdotes about an attention-starved Midwestern goofball unprepared for stardom, accompanied by storybook music that accentuates Farley's childlike nature over his darker impulses.

      Full Review | Jul 30, 2015

      The story of dependence and excess is sadly familiar - and as with most of its material, "I Am Chris Farley" doesn't find a fresh way to tell it.

      Full Review | Jul 30, 2015

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