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85
Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The line between making guerrilla art and selling out has never blurred more provocatively. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the world of high-level and socially conscious graffiti artists? show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This faux-documentary is droll, aerosol-thin and ultrameta. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A beguiling and subversively funny entertainment that considers art's worth from many angles, including that of guerrilla painters, gallerists, and seasoned collectors. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Along the way, the movie documents a movement while deftly skewering a cynical media and ever-gullible public. So whether we're being had or just enlightened, Banksy's definitely found a new medium in which to create his own works of art. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Hugely entertaining documentary challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    One of the best, most karmically satisfying comedies of the year, much to the chagrin of the people who are in it. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The widespread speculation that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax only adds to its fascination. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The brilliantly untrustworthy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop reminds us that a film can start out in one direction and then change course so radically, it becomes an act of provocation unto itself. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    What makes Exit Through the Gift Shop so fascinating -- and it is riveting, regardless of your interest in the art world -- is the eloquent way in which it illustrates how beauty and meaning really are in the eye of the beholder and how that eternal phrase still holds true: There's a sucker born every minute. show more

  • May 30, 2010 davidmarcel1
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    It was a trip for me watching this film because I worked in L.A. on Melrose back in 1999 when all that art was going up and I remember the "Obey" posters. Awesome film. Truly makes you believe you can do what you want in life if you put the phone and remote down and go for it.

  • May 13, 2010 Emhoffk
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    Must see - will make you question what is art these days.

  • April 21, 2010 John McM
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    going to see it tonight with Obama

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