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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.