Film #137: BACK FROM HELL: A TRIBUTE TO SAM KINISON
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison
3 out of 5 stars
A Comedy Central retrospective on the life and career of Sam Kinison. While it was good to see some of Sam’s old bits and see some of his peers talk about knowing him, this documentary sadly offers nothing new and fails to show anything other than the façade Sam put out there. Some of the interviewees are head-scratchers (as in “Why the hell are THEY in this?”) , but through all of the self-aggrandizing, Sam’s comedy shines through. This is especially worthwhile for Sam fans, but for people who wonder wha the fuss was all about… this isn’t a bad place to start.