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Based on 10 Reviews
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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    There so much entertaining information in Art & Copy, a documentary about modern advertising, that it takes a while to realize we are being sold something show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    A scattershot, repetitive documentary about the creative minds behind some of the most arresting ad campaigns of the past 40 years. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Like a good ad, Art & Copy bounds along and never bores. That's a big credit to Pray's savvy compilation and of editor Phillip Owens' crisp cuts. show more

  • 20
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    By the end of Pray’s skin-deep love letter, only one sweeping reaction seems appropriate: “A pox on all your houses.” show more

  • 83
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    It's jaunty and bright, but Pray never gets under the skin of things or ever truly questions the essence of advertising as an art or trade. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    An entertaining but also oddly naive documentary about American advertising. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    One of the main treats of Art & Copy is that it allows us to revisit those classic ads, all of which are just as exciting now as they were when they first ran. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    The world may be going “Mad Men,” but Doug Pray’s documentary Art & Copy,”which is being released just five days after the season premiere of that acclaimed television series, presents a very different picture of the advertising industry. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Yet however stirring these vintage campaigns and their graying creators may be for ad junkies and nostalgists, Pray fails at analysis: His film is simply a tribute. show more

  • 67
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    The film is essentially a skillful advertising-industry infomercial that speaks its subject’s slick aesthetic language. show more

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