Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn't a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Shep is known for managing the careers of Alice Cooper as well as stints with Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, among others - a career that began with a chance encounter in 1968 with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. He even found time to invent the "Celebrity Chef." Though the chef as star is part of the culture now, it took Shep's imagination, and his moral… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

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"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."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"How can you not love this guy, this story?"
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The absurdly-paraphrased version of the story we come away with is that Gordon is the nicest guy to ever have worked in Hollywood and that good things happen to good people."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"We shouldn't be surprised that this is a love letter to a chum. Nor should we be surprised that one of the great masters of PR emerges smelling of roses."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"It might veer towards hagiography at times, but its subject is so entertaining you don't even care."
‑ Philip De Semlyen, Empire Magazine
"It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"He's splendidly charismatic company, as his A-list roster attests en masse."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"It is inevitably fondly offered and soft-centred but SuperMensch is still an entertaining journey through a pretty remarkable life."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"You'll be looking him up as soon as it ends. The feeling this is all some huge elaborate hoax only adds spice!"
‑ Adam Lee Davies, Little White Lies
"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)."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Mike Myers makes his directorial debut by chronicling the fascinating life of one of Hollywood's most fabled raconteurs and charismatic talent managers."
‑ Jeff Albertson, Seattle Times
"What could have been a very gooey, toe-curling exercise in self-congratulation is lifted by Shep Gordon himself."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"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."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Debts repaid. Schmooze mission undertaken and completed."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
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