Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Synopsis
The little red "Sesame Street" character shows the life and work of puppeteer Kevin Clash.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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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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A must see for everyone!

By laura694
Kevin's inspirational story draws you in from the very beginning and keeps you captivated til the credits roll. It's amazing to see how a young boy's passion led him to become the voice of one of the...

A must-see movie for all generations!

By Cassadine555
I saw this film during it's premiere weekend. I urge everyone to see it. It's amazing to see how a little boy's dream and passion evolved into one of the most important figures of our time. Elmo's...

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Well you could go to this if you need a nap...

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Rated PG | For A Brief Drug Reference and Some Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Inspiring docu about the man behind the Muppet superstar.
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