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86
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  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    What's so mesmerizing about this film is the sight, in an endless rush of color and images, of so much of his work in one place, including pieces we don't often see. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Consistently compelling and required viewing for anyone remotely interested in pop culture. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    While there is invariably repetition and drag in [the film], it also bursts with compelling detail and extraordinary insight into an enigmatic figure about whom we come away more or less enlightened. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Leaves you wanting much more. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    "Andy Warhol" makes you see that beneath the gargoyle hipster mask, he filled that emptiness with an art of transcendent sincerity. show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    Burns has accomplished something both remarkable and reassuring. Remarkable because this is a compelling film, blending astonishing historical images with long-winded talking-head interviews, in vintage Burnsian style, and reassuring for almost the same reason. show more

  • 90
    Village Voice

    The result is an intellectual history of Warhol, bucking the trend toward the star-studded VH1-ization of biodocs and constructed with a mission to dispel the artist's own self-created image as high-fashion hobnobber in favor of a more profound depiction. Burns argues for a cogitating, agitating Warhol: deep thinker, cultural barometer, and world changer. show more

  • 90
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The movie is an entirely absorbing, occasionally revelatory portrait of a brilliant talent driven to greatness by an inner chorus of demons and angels. show more

  • 80
    Variety

    Art aficionados the world over will want to catch the pic, which PBS airs later this month; given the impact Warhol had on the world, it's a must for culture vultures. show more

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