Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)



Critic Consensus: 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.

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Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn't a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Shep is known for managing the careers of Alice Cooper as well as stints with Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, among others - a career that began with a chance encounter in 1968 with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. He even found time to invent the "Celebrity Chef." Though the chef … More

Rating: R (for language, some sexual references, nudity and drug use)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Oct 7, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (23)

Slickly directed by actor Mike Myers, it intersperses Gordon's sunny reminiscences with testimony from an army of A-list clients and celebrity pals. Admittedly, there are great stories here.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?

Full Review… | June 20, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

Yes, there is some gravity in the film, but mostly it's the rock-and-roll story of a rock-and-roll life (even though one of his favorite clients was Canadian folk singer Anne Murray).

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The stories are great... the kind of crazy Hollywood tales that could've only happened in the '70s.

Full Review… | February 26, 2015

You may not have heard of this Hollywood legend, but you definitely know a few of his famous friends.

Full Review… | January 1, 2015
Concrete Playground

The absurdly-paraphrased version of the story we come away with is that Gordon is the nicest guy to ever have worked in Hollywood and that good things happen to good people.

Full Review… | August 4, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon


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.


Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Fine documentary about the life and career of Shep Gordon, a longtime entertainment business manager with ties to several big shots in the industry, and a reputation for being one of the nicest and most genuine guys in a world where many folks turn into cynical jerks. It is a lighthearted film and a decent tribute to Gordon, directed by comedian and actor Mike Myers.

Kenny Scheck

FANTASTIC and eye opening around one of the most influential characters behind the scenes in showbiz from the 1960's on.

Can't recommend this enough if you're drawn to the arts and entertainment or how to be a good human being and living off the currency of karma. On Netflix now!

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