Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)

One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton embarked on a lifelong journey akin to fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones. He hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2014
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An expansive, affectionate tribute, Plimpton! examines its subject's life and trailblazing career and, in doing so, places him within the context of his times.

David Hinckley
New York Daily News

There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Well-researched and detailed documentary.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

As an editor, he launched impressive careers; as a dabbler, he illuminated them.

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Verne Gay

A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

George Plimpton seemingly approached life as if it were a buffet table, and this compelling documentary manages to offer a sizable sampling.

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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times

Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The film strongly evokes a certain segment of the American cultural scene from the 1950s through the '70s, though Plimpton continued working until his death in 2003.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Two new docs on American culture merit attention

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