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I am Secretly an Important Man Reviews

March 6, 2013
Peter Sillen, an indie documentarian with a flair for engaging stubborn, eccentric performers brings his compassionate eye to the life of another subculture hero.
March 6, 2013
By all accounts, this secretly important man was tough to live with, but not too hard to love or admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
Bernstein is made a complicated, even morbidly fascinating figure in a film that will have limited theatrical exposure but, like the director's earlier work, will likely enjoy a cultish afterlife.
April 4, 2011
The film might suffice if you're looking for something to watch on cable TV some early morning. But it isn't worth the hassle and expense of going to a theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 20, 2010
Sillen finds nobility in the poet's ceaseless commitment to observation, self-examination, and what he called just plain "doing your job."
December 17, 2010
While I Am Secretly an Important Man skims the surface of Mr. Bernstein's life, it's a surface with more than enough texture to keep you interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2010
Sillen ennobles the havoc of his life with a measure of down-and-out romance, but no moments really puncture a viewer, and the darkness is all too easily shaken off.