Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Reviews

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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.
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
You'll be looking him up as soon as it ends. The feeling this is all some huge elaborate hoax only adds spice!
June 20, 2014
It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?
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).
June 13, 2014
How can you not love this guy, this story?
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.
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.
June 12, 2014
Good-natured and an enjoyable watch. If Myers really just wanted to show his appreciation, he went above and beyond.
June 12, 2014
Many "who knew?" moments to keep pop-culture fans fascinated.
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.
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.
Top Critic
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.'
June 6, 2014
While Gordon may be a minor figure at best, he is, as this film shows, exactly what a mensch should be.
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.
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.
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.
June 5, 2014
Myers makes a pretty good case for the "supermensch" benediction for Gordon.
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.
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