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  • Summary: 25 years in the making, Dreams with Sharp Teeth is a documentary that brings literary hero Harlan Ellison, his magnetic personality and amazing work to life, with appearances from Robin Williams and author Neil Gaiman. Directed by the producer of 'Grizzly Man', Erik Nelson, it features an original score composed and performed by Richard Thompson. (Creative Differences) Expand
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  1. 83
    All told, Ellison is a fascinating person to spend 96 minutes with. But you probably shouldn't risk that 97th.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Dreams With Sharp Teeth Or, Why is Harlan Ellison so gosh darned angry?
  3. 75
    It would seem no easy task conveying the essence of a bigger-than-life figure like Ellison in a 96-minute film. But Nelson, producer of Werner Herzog's "Grizzly Man," makes it look easy.
  4. 50
    Directed by Erik Nelson, Dreams recalls the career of a runty young geek who evolved into a world-famous artist -- and ladies' man.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    50
    Documentarian Erik Nelson, overcautious of his subject, is content to let Ellison luxuriate in his legacy of infamy--as a lothario, and a litigious and pugilistic combatant.
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