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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To my eyes, the whole thing looks sad, like something people might cling to in the absence of religion - or a kind of religion in itself, minus dogma or salvation, but with lots of people standing around dressed like total goofballs. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    What's missing in Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary is a key ingredient: Morgan Spurlock. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Affectionate but also winking (the "Star Wars"-riff title gives away its lack of objectivity), with a good history of how far fandom has come, "A Fan's Hope" is really for those who've turned to the far side, but is ready to turn on a tractor beam for everyone else. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    You could point a camera just about anywhere at Comic-Con and record something weird, amazing, funny, stupid or all of the above. show more

  • 55
    Scott Tobias NPR

    But a few mild misgivings aside, Spurlock has made, in essence, a 90-minute promo reel for the convention, a paean to fanboy (and fangirl) enthusiasm that could double as an orientation video, if such a thing were necessary. It's a brisk and cheery overview, sweet but superfluous. show more

  • 70

    Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope plants a sloppy, moist kiss on the sweaty brow of geek culture's premiere event. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    "I've seen the look on people's faces when I've brought them there," Whedon says of the convention. "It's the look I had on my face. 'My tribe, my tribe, I've found my tribe.' " show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A surprisingly tender look at San Diego Comic-Con. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    There isn't a surprising moment, and it's an affirmation for hard-core fans and pretty much everyone else of William Shatner's immortal exhortation to Trekkies: "Get a life!" show more

  • 38
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Morgan Spurlock has little to say about Comic-Con other than that its attendees value it on a par with Christmas. show more

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