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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Reviews

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June 12, 2014
It's not like every biography needs to be a takedown, but in this case it misses something significantly deeper. Part of why Gordon is so interesting is because he's a bit of a good guy gone bad, or at least living in a dark world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 6, 2014
While Gordon may be a minor figure at best, he is, as this film shows, exactly what a mensch should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2014
A glorified act of hero worship that leaves one hard-pressed to form any conclusion other than an infinitely positive one about Shep Gordon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 11, 2014
Amidst constant name-dropping, testimonials, and testosterone-fueled preening are some good examples of how Gordon succeeded for 40 years as a manager in entertainment biz.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 19, 2014
Almost everyone who testifies - including Sylvester Stallone, Tom Arnold and Michael Douglas - agrees that he's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 5, 2014
As much fun as it is, this all-star tribute is awfully one-note, never questioning Gordon's seemingly casual habit of befriending only the ultra-famous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2014
Debts repaid. Schmooze mission undertaken and completed.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
June 6, 2014
A man is more than just the sum of his dropped names and star-dusted anecdotes. And a movie needs to be more than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 20, 2014
It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 17, 2014
This exercise in boys'-club backslapping, with hearty testimonials from the likes of Sly Stallone and Michael Douglas, betrays no interest in what we actually want to know: where the bodies might be buried.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2014
The movie is most interesting as a collection of trivia-and trivial if amusing testimonials.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 30, 2014
Myers and Gordon have been buddies for more than two decades, which could yield more insight if the filmmaker wasn't so concerned with paying tribute instead.
June 3, 2014
Supermensch is a loving tribute to a friend, but in gushing effusively and endlessly over Gordon ... Myers shortchanges the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
June 5, 2014
Mike Myers' relentlessly flattering profile of Hollywood manager and mensch Shep Gordon feels like it's not always telling the whole story.
June 10, 2014
It's an affectionate, sometimes downright slobbery career salute with a soft, unexamined center - a moving experience for all involved, no doubt, but one of limited interest outside the celebrity bubble it depicts.
June 13, 2014
Gordon himself comes across as what he is - a smart hustler with an eye for the main chance, a guy with great stories who isn't a great story-teller.
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
June 4, 2014
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon is one of the most poignant and supremely entertaining docs in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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
June 19, 2014
It's poignant that Myers, a man of great fortune and no shortage of film ideas, would choose to make his first feature a paean to a friend and mentor whom many viewers may not even know. It is an act of class and kindness befitting the movie's subject.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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