Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Insider showbiz documentary on talent manager Shep Gordon, the directorial debut from Mike Myers. After years of wild success repping everyone from Alice Cooper to Michael Douglas and enjoying insane debauchery, Gordon (pictured more than once in a t-shirt proclaiming "No Head, No Backstage Pass") turned to charity and his own spiritual quest. Features a bevy of Hollywood star interviews.

"Myers brings a comic touch to documenting the astounding career of consummate Hollywood insider Shep Gordon. Making playful use of archival footage, new interviews, and his own close relationship with the legendary talent manager, Myers reveals a man who has embraced his dualities: a hard-driving dealmaker who wants everyone to be happy and a rock n’ roll hedonist who yearns for a family... These contradictions make him a fascinating documentary subject." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2013Rating: M86 minsUSA
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

It seemed like a weird choice. Funnyman Mike Myers - Austin Powers himself - makes his directorial debut… and it's a documentary about talent manager Shep Gordon? Then around two thirds of the way through Myers pops up on screen and proclaims Shep a good buddy, and it becomes clear that this is a feature length tribute from one friend to another.

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Variety

Variety

It's an affectionate, sometimes downright slobbery career salute with a soft, unexamined center... of limited interest outside the celebrity bubble it depicts.

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Total Film

Total Film

More sugar-rush than Sugarman, but Gordon's extraordinary life just outside the spotlight is a whirlwind of charm and chutzpah.

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Time Out

Time Out

Bears an atypically vervy style for a first-time filmmaker, who touches on his own rough patch and Gordon's saintly intervention.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This clubby documentary lauds the swellness and shrewdness of Gordon with the help of celebrities and the sunnily mellifluent subject himself.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

He's splendidly charismatic company, as his A-list roster attests en masse.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

You'll be looking him up as soon as it ends. The feeling this is all some huge elaborate hoax only adds spice!

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Very much a celebration. But Gordon comes across as a refreshingly candid man who feels no compulsion to varnish the truth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It might veer towards hagiography at times, but its subject is so entertaining you don't even care.

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