Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mike Myers
Produced by Beth Aala
Starring Shep Gordon
Cinematography Michael Pruitt-Bruun
Edited by Joseph Krings
Production
  company
A&E IndieFilms
Nomoneyfun Films
Distributed by RADiUS-TWC
Release date(s)
  • September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) (TIFF)
  • June 6, 2014 (2014-06-06) (United States)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $219,702[1]

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is a 2013 American documentary film about talent manager Shep Gordon, directed by Mike Myers.[2] The film is the account of Gordon's career and his clients such as Alice Cooper, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, and Pink Floyd (for 9 days). The film also addresses Gordon's personal life and his interest in cooking, producing films, and his Buddhist beliefs. The film was screened in the Gala Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] It won the audience award for best documentary at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival,[4] and also screened at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.[5] It was released theatrically on June 6, 2014.[6]

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon received generally positive reviews upon its release. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 76% based on reviews from 67 critics.[7] Metacritic gives the film a score of 64/100 based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8] David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter described Myers's film as a "sloppy kiss on an entertainment industry maverick" and called it "brisk", "entertaining", and "somewhat scattered".[9] Similarly, Mark Adams of Screen Daily described the work as "warm-hearted", "enjoyably fluffy", and "a genially non-critical film that leaves audiences with a smile".[10] David Plumer of The Young Folks.com praises Supermensch as being "well made, entertaining, funny, and interesting. It is a perfect documentary for all rock and roll fans, pop culture buffs, and just about anybody else."

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