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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    A breezy account of a man whose obsession began early. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    For any adult feeling overwhelmed by bad news and dark times, your antidote is right here. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 100
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    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 the film. Because Elmo's story is sweet -- but Clash's is nothing short of inspiring. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Backstage at the Muppet works, we see countless drawers filled with eyeballs, eyebrows, whiskers and wigs. It's the only world Kevin wanted to live in, and he made it. show more

  • 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, you'd have to be a true Grouch not to be moved. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The most interesting part of this lively, likable documentary is the journey. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The most mesmerizing parts of the movie make up a tutorial about how the Muppets are made and moved. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film is narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, who also shows up as an interviewee, and in a Sesame Street clip, which frankly feels odd. Worse: the script she has to work with is often lacklustre. show more

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