Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself Reviews

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.
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
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 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.
May 23, 2013
Much like its subject, Tom Bean and Luke Poling's appreciative biography of the late George Plimpton manages to be simultaneously urbane and enthusiastic.
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.
May 21, 2013
A layered look at a man who was a jack of all trades, but a master of one: being George.
May 21, 2013
Crammed with lit-world walk-ons and delicious anecdotes ...
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.