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Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Reviews

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March 10, 2011
Esrick has crafted an affectionate portrait of a man whose eclectic, ebullient life has been devoted to peace, love and understanding - an eternal hippie who has "walked the walk" since he burst onto the Greenwich Village "Beat" scene in the late 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2010
Perfunctory, bowdlerized, and intermittently condescending, Saint Misbehavin' has all the biographical trenchancy of a fundraiser infomercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2010
As freewheeling and irreverent as the man himself, Saint Misbehavin' is that rare documentary whose flaws seem appropriate for its subject matter.
December 10, 2010
Like its subject, Saint Misbehavin' is an unabashed love letter to the world that defies the cynicism of our age.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2010
Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie is a celebration and something of a scrapbook too, a collection of memories without much in the way of questions.
December 10, 2010
Are we to believe that this wild-haired, in-your-face LSD disciple is Mr. Perfect? I doubt it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 9, 2010
Its subject is so personable, with both an infectious personality and a razor-sharp mind, that it's hard not to get caught up in his story.
December 8, 2010
[M]ore than a footnote to the 1960's counterculture, he's serious fun in this [genial] bio-documentary on the role of the clown/fool in society.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 8, 2010
Doesn't probe too deeply into the man, but the message of altruism is loud and clear, befitting a rascal who's spent his colorful days trying to make the world a better place.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2010
A much better movie than its off-putting title would suggest, Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie will introduce many to a singularly altruistic individual.
December 8, 2010
Despite the claim that Wavy Gravy is some kind of holy clown, he said nothing or did nothing in this movie that is funny at all. An acquired taste, I suppose.
December 8, 2010
A remarkable and rowdy documentary about a contemporary holy fool and saint who walks his talk about love, compassion, peace, and transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 7, 2010
Perhaps the fly-on-the-wall approach of Esrick's mentor (and this film's executive producer) D.A. Pennebaker would have been more revealing. Instead, we get just a mystery man in white.
December 6, 2010
It's impossible to watch this movie without feeling that you're in the presence of a good and decent man.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2010
Esrick spent 10 years on the film, and the result is a comprehensive portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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