(2002)

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Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Instead of prying into his soul, the filmmakers investigate his working conditions and offer a sort of backstage ethnographic study of the professional stand-up culture.
75
Baltimore Sun
Seinfeld is the perfect figure to center a documentary called, generically, Comedian.
75
Entertaining.
75
Miami Herald
Shows Jerry Seinfeld as you've never seen him before: being unfunny.
75
The thrust of the movie is that even for Jerry, the quintessential scientist of stand-up, comedy is very, very hard to do. By the end, you're closer to knowing why.
67
Portland Oregonian
It's an agreeable, sometimes hilarious picture that looks at the world of comedy from many vantage points, chiefly the apex.
60
The A.V. Club
As a portrait of a man at the top of his profession starting over, it's involving throughout, and funny, too. Its range proves too narrow to support the questions it raises, but it's memorable for the point it repeats.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie was produced by Seinfeld, and protects him. The visuals tend toward the dim, the gray and the washed-out, and you wish instead of spending a year with their store-boughts, they'd spent a month and used the leftover to hire a cinematographer.
50
New York Post
A not particularly revealing documentary.
40
L.A. Weekly
Has moments of real interest, but they require wading through a lot of dead air.

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