Paul Williams Still Alive Synopsis
The life and career of actor, singer and songwriter Paul Williams.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Williams, who was elected president of ASCAP in 2009, speaks frankly and eloquently about his problems dealing with fame, and his recovery....
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is fascinating, though it smacks its own lips a bit too much at the tackiness of freak '70s stardom.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film has a winning combination for all sorts of platforms as the story is highly intriguing and the music speaks, or rather sings, for...
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The oft-hilarious push-and-pull between director and subject - Williams wryly notes that the film is turning into "the Steve and Paulie...
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
What makes the movie so good is Williams' absolute refusal to play along.
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80

The New York Times

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Mr. Williams's quiet integrity trumps Mr. Kessler at every turn. Self-aware and articulate, with a modesty born from confidence, he...
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80

Variety

By Joe Leydon
An engrossing and satisfying picture, one that can be enjoyed even by people who have never before heard of its subject.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

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Too bad the film's obscure star will be a hard sell to non-music geeks or anyone born after 1965, because this film's a blast.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The film too often undercuts its goals by indulging its director's need for self-affirmation at the expense of the movie's far more...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Kessler has indeed made a film about a fame-chasing narcissist in desperate need of attention. But that has nothing to do with the guy we...
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Strong Language and Drug References