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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Reviews

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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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 20, 2014
It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 19, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 2014
How can you not love this guy, this story?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 12, 2014
For all the love emanating from client-pals Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Emeril Lagasse, and Steven Tyler, there's a sadness to this movie that remains just off camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Albertson
Seattle Times
June 12, 2014
Mike Myers makes his directorial debut by chronicling the fascinating life of one of Hollywood's most fabled raconteurs and charismatic talent managers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
June 12, 2014
Good-natured and an enjoyable watch. If Myers really just wanted to show his appreciation, he went above and beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 12, 2014
Many "who knew?" moments to keep pop-culture fans fascinated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
June 12, 2014
You may relish the gossipy, dishy stuff Myers serves up. For a while, you can feel like a part of the golden circle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
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.
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June 6, 2014
Not that 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon' is likely to do the kind of business most Myers movies do ... but it's competent enough to suggest the filmmaker has more arrows in his quiver than 'yeah, baby.'
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
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
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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com
June 6, 2014
It's pretty entertaining and at times almost educational-Gordon's account of how, and why, he created the category of celebrity chef is a short course in modern-day branding, for better or worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2014
Light, frenetic and anecdote-rich, it's the kind of back-patting Hollywood toast to the guy behind the guy that's breezy good fun if you don't examine it too hard.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 5, 2014
Myers makes a pretty good case for the "supermensch" benediction for Gordon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 5, 2014
While it's an entertaining documentary, audiences may not find the 68-year-old Gordon's trajectory quite as fascinating as Myers appears to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
June 5, 2014
This clubby documentary lauds the swellness and shrewdness of the talent manager Shep Gordon with the help of celebrities and the sunnily mellifluent subject himself.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 5, 2014
[A] fast-moving, entertaining documentary directed with penache by Mike Myers ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club
June 5, 2014
The movie is most interesting as a collection of trivia-and trivial if amusing testimonials.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
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
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 3, 2014
Bears an atypically vervy style for a first-time filmmaker, Wayne's World star Mike Myers, who touches on his own rough patch and Gordon's saintly intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice
June 3, 2014
Spry, if sprawling, Supermensch warmheartedly affirms the Gordonian style of karmic contemplation.
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David D'Arcy
indieWIRE
September 14, 2013
"Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon," the directorial debut of Mike Myers, is a vaudeville celebrity remembrance of mega-manager Shep Gordon by stars who might have starved without Gordon's help.
Full Review | Original Score: b+
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 12, 2013
Supermensch is very much a celebration. But Gordon comes across as a refreshingly candid man who feels no compulsion to varnish the truth.