100

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
His a wonderful, touching story, one that made me want to scoop up every kid I know who has a scrap of creative talent, and have them watch the film. Because Elmo's story is sweet -- but Clash's is nothing short of inspiring.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A marvelous movie.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

Being Elmo is a rare documentary that will connect across generations and cultures to delight viewers worldwide for years to come.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though one gets a sense there is part of the story Marks isn't telling, we do pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
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75

New York Post

This Muppet virtuoso is so visibly thrilled to work in Henson's weird and wonderful world, and so good at bringing joy to little kids, you'd have to be a true Grouch not to be moved.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The most mesmerizing parts of the movie make up a tutorial about how the Muppets are made and moved.
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75

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The most interesting part of this lively, likable documentary is the journey.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Backstage at the Muppet works, we see countless drawers filled with eyeballs, eyebrows, whiskers and wigs. It's the only world Kevin wanted to live in, and he made it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A breezy account of a man whose obsession began early.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
For any adult feeling overwhelmed by bad news and dark times, your antidote is right here.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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