Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 6, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its unabashedly positive tone may strike some viewers as disingenuous, but even if Supermensch doesn't tell the whole story, it's an undeniably entertaining one.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

How can you not love this guy, this story?

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

This is a fascinating insight into the Hollywood machine through terrific old footage of some iconic faces. But it's Shep himself who makes this film so engaging.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It may leave you asking: Why did I just watch that old guy's birthday tape?

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

If the film is often pure hagiography, it's rescued by the huge charm of its subject, whose present-day interviews reveal a figure of compassion and humility.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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).

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Jeff Albertson
Seattle Times

Mike Myers makes his directorial debut by chronicling the fascinating life of one of Hollywood's most fabled raconteurs and charismatic talent managers.

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Tony Stamp
Flicks.co.nz

The stories are great... the kind of crazy Hollywood tales that could've only happened in the '70s.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Most of the buzz around this documentary comes from its director: Mike Myers. Out of the spotlight for many years (following several box office bombs) Myers has… More