To Be Takei Reviews

September 3, 2014
With his trademark baritone and focused diction, Takei is a natural storyteller who lends an enjoyable flow to the movie's uncomplicated proceedings.
September 3, 2014
To Be Takei is a celebration of a man of great resilience, infectious humor, a voracious appetite for the richness of the human experience, and the best laugh in the history of laughing.
August 28, 2014
While there's pathos and tragedy here, there's also good humor and human strength.
August 28, 2014
This is a film blessed with excellent footage and plenty of nice moments.
August 28, 2014
Another pleasant if disposable portrait.
August 22, 2014
This could have easily been a platitudinous, self-important mess, but Kroot does a couple of very savvy things here.
August 22, 2014
Conventional documentary or not, I got something of positive value and insight out of "To Be Takei."
August 22, 2014
What made and makes Takei a powerful spokesman is obvious in the film.
August 22, 2014
Chats with "Trek" cast members and other Takei friends and supporters, plus a wealth of family and archival photos and footage, complete this lively tribute.
August 21, 2014
Much more than a "Star Trek" footnote or a standard coming-out story.
August 21, 2014
[Ms. Kroot's] banalizing documentary is self-defeating ...
August 21, 2014
The energetic and upbeat actor is also a same-sex marriage activist and social media superstar. But the outgoing man we meet onscreen also has a quieter side.
August 21, 2014
Like its subject, "To Be Takei" is very likable.
August 21, 2014
Director Jennifer Kroot's good-natured biography is so appealing that even non-Trekkies may be convinced we needed a full-length documentary about the man who was Sulu.
August 21, 2014
Takei alternates among admirable but uninspiring lecturing, the usual un-insightfully laudatory talking heads, and the dullest parts of the actor's days.
August 20, 2014
The doc works best as a relationship study, filled with endearing moments of intimate bickering.
August 19, 2014
If witnessing Takei and Brad exchanging vows doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're either heartless, or you're William Shatner.
January 19, 2014
A unique blend of camp and conviction, "To Be Takei" deftly showcases George Takei's eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements, from "Star Trek" crewmate to gay-rights activist.