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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's funny as hell, and like all comedy that stings, sorrowful at its core. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Although respectful of its central subject, Comedian is not worshipful. Rather, it is curious about what in Seinfeld's hard-wiring allows him to maintain his equilibrium. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Fascinating and often very funny behind-the-scenes look at the tedium and hard work that go into making strangers laugh. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    A film that comes close to re-creating the funny-but-serious environment of stand-up comedy. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    lluminating and exceptional docu-portrait. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Shows Jerry Seinfeld as you've never seen him before: being unfunny. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There's plenty of humour in Comedian but not a lot of happiness -- apparently, the sad clown is a cliché for good reason. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Seinfeld is the perfect figure to center a documentary called, generically, Comedian. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    I don't mean to be negative, but I want Orny Adams hung naked over a pit of snapping crocodiles. That said, Comedian is a lightweight but appealing backstage film about two performers. show more

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