Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

2013, Documentary, 1h 24m

80 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Its unabashedly positive tone may strike some viewers as disingenuous, but even if Supermensch doesn't tell the whole story, it's an undeniably entertaining one. Read critic reviews

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Actor Michael Douglas, rocker Alice Cooper, chef Emeril Lagasse and others pay tribute to Shep Gordon, the Hollywood insider who spent his life making other people famous.

Cast & Crew

Dana Carvey
Garth Algar
Julia Child
Herself (archive footage)
Billy Crudup
William Miller (archive footage)
Beth Aala
Producer
Molly Thompson
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Robert DeBitetto
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David McKillop
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Andreas von Scheele
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Joseph Krings
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Critic Reviews for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (63) | Rotten (17)

  • Soon, however, it becomes heavily tinged with melancholy about Gordon's unfulfilled dream of having a family of his own. Interesting guy.

    August 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This documentary portrait by Mike Myers (of Wayne's World and Austen Powers fame) of his friend Shep Gordon comes close to hagiography but is just about saved by great anecdotes, stylistic inventiveness and the low-key charm of the man himself.

    February 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • He's splendidly charismatic company, as his A-list roster attests en masse.

    July 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • What could have been a very gooey, toe-curling exercise in self-congratulation is lifted by Shep Gordon himself.

    July 18, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • We shouldn't be surprised that this is a love letter to a chum. Nor should we be surprised that one of the great masters of PR emerges smelling of roses.

    July 18, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It makes for a lively, entertaining guide to the LA music scene in the 70s and 80s and the film business - Gordon dabbled in movie production.

    July 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Soon, however, it becomes heavily tinged with melancholy about Gordon's unfulfilled dream of having a family of his own. Interesting guy.

    August 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This documentary portrait by Mike Myers (of Wayne's World and Austen Powers fame) of his friend Shep Gordon comes close to hagiography but is just about saved by great anecdotes, stylistic inventiveness and the low-key charm of the man himself.

    February 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • He's splendidly charismatic company, as his A-list roster attests en masse.

    July 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • What could have been a very gooey, toe-curling exercise in self-congratulation is lifted by Shep Gordon himself.

    July 18, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An unvarnished look at his life in and outside of the spotlight.

    February 1, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As far as documentaries go, it's a loving tribute from one close friend to another.

    August 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • May 03, 2015
    Most of the buzz around this documentary comes from its director: Mike Myers. Out of the spotlight for many years (following several box office bombs) Myers has turned his energy to the world of directing, and in particular to a giant in the industry: Shep Gordon. A man who has managed everyone from Alice Cooper to Emerill Lagasse, this famous manager has a buttload of stories, and is finally given a way to tell them. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/4/26/supermensch-the-legend-of-shep-gordon
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