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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Seeing his life from the inside, the impulse to judge him fades. You would not want to trade places. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Like the Jerry Seinfeld documentary "Comedian," Conan offers a glimpse of the host's restlessness and creative process. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Full of unenlightening snippets and blithe but banal asides, what the movie is missing is edge. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    As entertaining as any showbiz documentary in recent memory. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    O'Brien describes a number of those basic human feelings that drop-kick all of us from time to time, like being resentful of anyone and everyone who still has a job when we don't. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is not to say Conan O'Brien is a bad man. In fact, after the movie, I rather admired him. What we are seeing is a man determined to vindicate himself after a public humiliation. show more

  • 75
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    It isn't as sad a movie as "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," another behind-the-mask documentary. It's funnier. But it's just as illuminating. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Too much of the show, though, feels like frenetic movement for its own sake, as though Conan were one of those cartoon characters who runs off a cliff and stays in the air through the ceaseless pumping of his legs. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    A serviceable behind-the-scenes tour documentary with about as much insight as a talk-show monologue. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Lenny this is not. Still, it's nice to know that the son of a lawyer and a microbiologist can get into Harvard and make something of himself. show more

  • October 23, 2011 alvisa714
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    Conan' has special style in his work, that keeps people folloing him every where.

  • June 25, 2011 iu00000000093400
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    What seems to be a simple documentary following Conan O\'Brien on his live tour, is also an exhausting roller-coaster ride of hilarity, melancholy, anger, arrogance, farce and gratefulness. Hilarity in the constant ways Conan tries (and succeeds) to entertain everyone around him. Melancholy and anger in seeing Conan fight with his emotions of having to cope with a broken dream of hosting The Tonight Show, with both morose moments and slapstick jabs to the people that let him down. Arrogance in his \"Mean Conan\"-persona to the people closest to him, and in trying to cope with the many demands of fans. Farce, in the moments where things boil over and Conan truly can\'t stop talking, singing, being courteous to everyone around him. Gratefulness, in the fact that he keeps on keeping on, because he knows that people care and want to live up to their expectations. Conan O\'Brien Can\'t Stop is truly the perfect title to this documentary, but you only really understand that after watching it.

  • June 23, 2011 Weston
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