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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Reviews

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Stamp
February 26, 2015
The stories are great... the kind of crazy Hollywood tales that could've only happened in the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Clift
Concrete Playground
January 1, 2015
You may not have heard of this Hollywood legend, but you definitely know a few of his famous friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
July 20, 2014
He's splendidly charismatic company, as his A-list roster attests en masse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
July 18, 2014
What could have been a very gooey, toe-curling exercise in self-congratulation is lifted by Shep Gordon himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 17, 2014
It is inevitably fondly offered and soft-centred but SuperMensch is still an entertaining journey through a pretty remarkable life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
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.
Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
July 17, 2014
It might veer towards hagiography at times, but its subject is so entertaining you don't even care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 15, 2014
No doubt, he is a great entertainer in his own right. Still, this one is strictly for showbiz buffs and Alice Cooper fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
July 14, 2014
More sugar-rush than Sugarman, but Gordon's extraordinary life just outside the spotlight is a whirlwind of charm and chutzpah.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
The List
July 8, 2014
The obvious affection Myers feels for his subject is extremely touching, though you do wonder just how full a picture you're getting as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 2, 2014
We should probably expect more doc profiles of prominent talent agents who are really warm, wonderful human beings. Brace yourselves.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 27, 2014
Fun, fascinating, but a fawning documentary that avoids asking the tough questions or making the harsh judgements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 26, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
June 26, 2014
A breezy, riveting sit, sold with humor and passable candor as this nobody who was actually somebody becomes known by everybody.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeff Baker
June 20, 2014
Hollywood insider Shep Gordon is a raconteur and an all-around great guy, according to him and Myers, who directed a documentary about his pal.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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