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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself Reviews

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May 17, 2013
The doc's looseness adequately portrays George Plimpton as an inwardly conflicted figure, but it fails to make much of a case for the man's legacy outside of The Paris Review's still-noticeable brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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May 19, 2014
A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 21, 2013
Crammed with lit-world walk-ons and delicious anecdotes ...
June 20, 2013
He was many things, the documentary reveals, but self-serious was not among the late writer's lengthy list of descriptors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2013
Once again George Plimpton is the life of the party.
Full Review | Original Score: 6
June 7, 2013
The movie by the writing/directing pair is almost as captivating as their subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2013
...admiring but complicated
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 27, 2013
...give[s] you some sense of what it must have been like a literary/journalistic star in the 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 25, 2013
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a remarkable doc about a life well lived.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 22, 2013
It is Plimpton's humility that is most endearing. His willingness to fail, and to give readers a taste of exotic occupations, merits memorializing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2013
Two new docs on American culture merit attention
June 20, 2013
Failure was at the heart of Plimpton's appeal - and of the documentary "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2013
A delightful ride through a singular literary career.
September 12, 2013
A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2014
Well-researched and detailed documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.)
February 4, 2014
As an editor, he launched impressive careers; as a dabbler, he illuminated them.
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