Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Reviews

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August 30, 2019
As far as documentaries go, it's a loving tribute from one close friend to another.
April 3, 2019
Never outstaying its welcome, Supermensch is akin to spending a hour and half in the presence of a true raconteur.
December 11, 2018
Myers gives us the cinematic equivalent of a tabloid; it's fun, gossipy and light, but in the end is only supermeh.
November 8, 2018
Because of pop-culture societies' overwhelming affection towards Shep, Supermensch plays more like a tribute film than an observational one, so what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in light-heartedness and simplicity.
August 29, 2018
Soon, however, it becomes heavily tinged with melancholy about Gordon's unfulfilled dream of having a family of his own. Interesting guy.
February 21, 2018
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
He's brilliant! He's funny! He's a genius! He's a total lothario! This is seriously the only thing anyone says for the entire convulsing 1 1/2 hours.
June 27, 2016
This is a fascinating insight into the Hollywood machine through terrific old footage of some iconic faces. But it's Shep himself who makes this film so engaging.
April 27, 2016
If the film is often pure hagiography, it's rescued by the huge charm of its subject, whose present-day interviews reveal a figure of compassion and humility.
February 26, 2015
The stories are great... the kind of crazy Hollywood tales that could've only happened in the '70s.
January 1, 2015
You may not have heard of this Hollywood legend, but you definitely know a few of his famous friends.
August 4, 2014
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.
July 20, 2014
He's splendidly charismatic company, as his A-list roster attests en masse.
July 18, 2014
What could have been a very gooey, toe-curling exercise in self-congratulation is lifted by Shep Gordon himself.
July 18, 2014
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 17, 2014
It is inevitably fondly offered and soft-centred but SuperMensch is still an entertaining journey through a pretty remarkable life.
July 17, 2014
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
It might veer towards hagiography at times, but its subject is so entertaining you don't even care.
July 17, 2014
You'll be looking him up as soon as it ends. The feeling this is all some huge elaborate hoax only adds spice!
July 17, 2014
Debts repaid. Schmooze mission undertaken and completed.
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