• Released
  • June 24, 2011
  • (Limited 6/24)
  • R , 1 hr 29 min
  • Art House/Foreign

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
unexpectedly revealing, disconcerting documentary that benefits from the filmmaker's unmediated approach, his home-movie-
quality visual style, and his controlled use of on-the-fly moments.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
O'Brien describes a number of those basic human feelings that drop-kick all of us from time to time, like being resentful of anyone and everyone who still has a job when we don't.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
As entertaining as any showbiz documentary in recent memory.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Too much of the show, though, feels like frenetic movement for its own sake, as though Conan were one of those cartoon characters who runs off a cliff and stays in the air through the ceaseless pumping of his legs.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like the Jerry Seinfeld documentary "Comedian," Conan offers a glimpse of the host's restlessness and creative process.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Seeing his life from the inside, the impulse to judge him fades. You would not want to trade places.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is not to say Conan O'Brien is a bad man. In fact, after the movie, I rather admired him. What we are seeing is a man determined to vindicate himself after a public humiliation.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It isn't as sad a movie as "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," another behind-the-mask documentary. It's funnier. But it's just as illuminating.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
A serviceable behind-the-scenes tour documentary with about as much insight as a talk-show monologue.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Full of unenlightening snippets and blithe but banal asides, what the movie is missing is edge.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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