Doc
Doc (2007)

The amazing adventures of H.L. "Doc" Humes, the man who put the culture in counterculture. With Lord Buckley, the Hip Messiah; paper houses for the poor; Don Peyote, a lost Beat take on Cervantes; the CIA, FBI, marijuana, massage,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 29, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sam Howard
New York Magazine/Vulture

Pieces together Doc's phenomenal, wayward life and pays him unsentimental tribute.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Fascinating, wryly distanced docu[mentary].

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Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

An unsparingly personal though also warmly charitable portrait of an impossible man.

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Tom Beer
Time Out New York

Absorbing

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Harold L. 'Doc' Humes was an icon of the counter culture, even though in his prime he looked more like a CPA. But looks can be deceiving, as we discover in the lively and loving documentary Doc, directed by one of Humes' four daughters, Immy.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The inclusion of interviews with several cultural giants who are no longer with us -- Mailer, Plimpton, Leary -- make this engaging documentary an even more valuable snapshot of a rich cultural moment that has long passed us by.

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Steven Hyden
AV Club

As Doc observes, most crazy people are repellent, but H.L. Humes was magnetic.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Immy Humes no doubt needed to make this movie, and the PR set (Mailer, Matthiessen, Plimpton) obviously enjoy the trip down memory lane, but while Doc makes for a fascinating subject, Doc feels intended less for us than for them.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Pristine cinematic journalism.

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