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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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Morgan Neville

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About the Movie

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 158
  • Fresh: 156
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Looking at the handmade sets now, it's sort of surprising how cheap the show's production values were. But the lessons taught there were priceless. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 8, 2018

Fresh: Neville is an experienced professional who knows what questions to ask and, working with editors Jeff Malmberg and Aaron Wickenden, how to assemble the answers. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jun 7, 2018

Fresh: As Oscar winner Morgan Neville's timely, tear-duct lubricating documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" makes clear, the easily parodied, often underestimated icon of children's television was a total badass. – Mary Elizabeth Williams,, Jun 14, 2018

Fresh: [Won't You Be My Neighbor] also contemplates the beloved TV host's battle on behalf of kindness and civility, one whose outcome appears very much in doubt. – Brian Lowry,, Jun 8, 2018

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Customer Reviews

I am so grateful!

I am so grateful that I grew up a time where I have the privilege and honor of being able to watch Mr. Rogers on television. There has never been a single thing ever since, that has come to the level of care and compassion for all children, and bring up subjects that no one else ever wants to talk about.


I’m looking forward to seeing this, Mr. Rogers was the real deal. A good Man. But I’m sure he wouldn’t approve of the PG-13 rating.

Mr Rogers is lit

This movie is great

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
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  • Genre: Documentary

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