• Released
  • February 11, 2011
  • NR
  • Art House/Foreign
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Fortunately, Winters' legendary inventiveness as a comedian has not diminished with the years.
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Village Voice

By Nicolas Rapold
The big-kid-bulky Dayton-born comedian gets some welcome playtime in Jim Pasternak's patchwork tribute, but not nearly enough.
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It's got a great subject - the extraordinarily voluble comedian Jonathan Winters, whose constant rush of words can be like a blizzard: beautiful, maddening, exhausting and finally beautiful again. But it's not a great film.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
An underwhelming jumble.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This rambling, unfocused, shuffling documentary paints the famous standup in broad strokes, only occasionally providing worthy examples of how Winters inspired generations.
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By Ronnie Scheib
Winters deserves better.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Bound to disappoint diehard Winters fans while leaving the uninitiated baffled, Certifiably Jonathan doesn't begin to fully suggest the range of the comedian's brilliance and lasting influence.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Teeming with smart American humorists - and a passel of Arquettes - all unconditionally admiring. What's astonishing, then, is that not one of them stepped in to dissuade their friend from participating in such an embarrassingly awful project.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result is not merely a bad film, but a waste of an opportunity. As he approaches 85, Winters is still active, funny, enthusiastically involved in painting and could have been the subject of a good film. This isn't it.
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Time Out New York

By S. James Snyder
This confounding, overwrought mockumentary abruptly devolves into sitcom silliness.
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35 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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