Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself Reviews

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May 29, 2020
While I hope one day, a more nuanced picture of him emerges, for now, this is a beautiful tribute to a legendary individual.
May 19, 2014
There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own.
May 19, 2014
A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.
May 16, 2014
Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)
May 16, 2014
Well-researched and detailed documentary.
February 4, 2014
As an editor, he launched impressive careers; as a dabbler, he illuminated them.
November 1, 2013
George Plimpton seemingly approached life as if it were a buffet table, and this compelling documentary manages to offer a sizable sampling.
October 20, 2013
Two new docs on American culture merit attention
September 12, 2013
A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.
July 25, 2013
The film strongly evokes a certain segment of the American cultural scene from the 1950s through the '70s, though Plimpton continued working until his death in 2003.
June 25, 2013
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a remarkable doc about a life well lived.
June 20, 2013
He was many things, the documentary reveals, but self-serious was not among the late writer's lengthy list of descriptors.
June 20, 2013
Failure was at the heart of Plimpton's appeal - and of the documentary "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."
June 11, 2013
The film offers a front-row seat to the marvelous, fifty-year-long piece of performance art that was Plimpton's public persona.
June 11, 2013
Yes, there are laughs, but Tom Bean and Luke Poling create a nuanced portrait of Plimpton, an upper-crust dabbler who was kicked out of boarding school only to make a life out of dabbling.
June 11, 2013
A delightful ride through a singular literary career.
June 11, 2013
A fond look back at a groundbreaking media celebrity and man of letters.
June 10, 2013
Once again George Plimpton is the life of the party.
June 7, 2013
The movie by the writing/directing pair is almost as captivating as their subject.
May 23, 2013
The film portrays Plimpton as someone devoted to illuminating how talent and creativity work - both for himself, and for the rest of us.
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