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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This rambling, unfocused, shuffling documentary paints the famous standup in broad strokes, only occasionally providing worthy examples of how Winters inspired generations. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50

    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. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Fortunately, Winters' legendary inventiveness as a comedian has not diminished with the years. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 20
    S. James Snyder Time Out New York

    This confounding, overwrought mockumentary abruptly devolves into sitcom silliness. show more

  • 50
    Nicolas Rapold Village Voice

    The big-kid-bulky Dayton-born comedian gets some welcome playtime in Jim Pasternak's patchwork tribute, but not nearly enough. show more

  • 50
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    An underwhelming jumble. show more

  • 40
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Winters deserves better. show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    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. show more

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