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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Though the movie isn't wildly original, its time-tested, artistic mantra of "just go out there and do it" is hard to resist. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    Neil Berkeley's documentary is as puckish as its subject, so steeped in artist Wayne White's creative juices that it makes you want to go straight home and start making things. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Those with a high tolerance for the ultimate four-letter word, and a love for eccentrics, will be entertained by both White and his art. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    Beauty Is Embarrassing stays true to White's own exacting standards: It's thoughtful, skillfully executed and pure pop pleasure, from start to finish. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    An amiable if not especially urgent celebration of the life and work of Wayne White. show more

  • 60
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    The result is an artist profile that doesn't feel like the standard, stuffy artist profile. Instead, Beauty is Embarrassing is an entertaining whimsy that, like White, never takes itself too seriously, doesn't overstay its welcome and never, ever underestimates the value of a chuckle. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    A breezily entertaining profile of painter, puppeteer and performer Wayne White, Beauty Is Embarrassing places the kindhearted, foulmouthed subject front and center. show more

  • 78
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    The film is studded with stirring moments of surprise. show more

  • 90
    The New York Times

    The creativity grows like kudzu in Beauty Is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley's enlightening and often hilarious portrait of the Los Angeles artist Wayne White. And it yields a thousand blossoms. show more

  • 70
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    As one observer here aptly - and non-hyperbolically - sums it up, White is "a founding father of the current state of pop art." show more

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