Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope Synopsis
Morgan Spurlock follows six attendees at San Diego's Comic-Con, the pop-culture event of the year.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
He (Spurlock) takes Comic-Con seriously. He talks to Kevin Smith, Harry Knowles, and other famous grown-up geeks, but mostly he follows a...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A surprisingly tender look at San Diego Comic-Con.
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75

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
"I've seen the look on people's faces when I've brought them there," Whedon says of the convention. "It's the look I had on my face. 'My...
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Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope plants a sloppy, moist kiss on the sweaty brow of geek culture's...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
You could point a camera just about anywhere at Comic-Con and record something weird, amazing, funny, stupid or all of the above.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What's missing in Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary is a key ingredient: Morgan Spurlock.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Affectionate but also winking (the "Star Wars"-riff title gives away its lack of objectivity), with a good history of how far fandom has...
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NPR

By Scott Tobias
But a few mild misgivings aside, Spurlock has made, in essence, a 90-minute promo reel for the convention, a paean to fanboy (and fangirl)...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
To my eyes, the whole thing looks sad, like something people might cling to in the absence of religion - or a kind of religion in itself,...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
There isn't a surprising moment, and it's an affirmation for hard-core fans and pretty much everyone else of William Shatner's immortal...
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For the Geek in all of us

By HersheysMama
You see how Comic Con effects different people in their lifes. Very sweet and endearing film . It made me proud to be the geek that I am....

Comic Con Doc not just for Fanboys

By thomas.favilla
I was a little skeptical when going into this movie as I'm not normally interested in Comics or fantasy/genre stories but I decided to go because I love Morgan Spurlock's movies. In short the film...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sex and Drug References, Language and Brief Horror Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Geek tribes revel in docu about massive commercial event.
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