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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The filmmaker makes ample use of Ungerer's drawings and existing documentary material, but sensibly lets the man tell most of his own story, which lends Far Out Isn't Far Enough a raconteur's charm rare among film studies of artists' lives. show more

  • 88
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Bernstein communicates Ungerer’s manic spirit and his irrepressible creativity by punctuating the conventions of talking-head interviews and archival footage with animated snippets of Ungerer’s thousands of illustrations. show more

  • 75
    Nick McCarthy Slant Magazine

    Brad Bernstein's documentary proves that Ungerer's legacy is as historically significant as it is artistically. show more

  • 63
    Nell Minow Chicago Sun-Times

    It is a story worth telling. But Bernstein cannot bring himself to apply the same brutal honesty to his subject as Ungerer does to his. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Like many such films, the subject seems more fascinating than the Far Out Isn’t Far Enough’s treatment of him. show more

  • 60
    Michael Atkinson Time Out New York

    Hardly the trippy icon the doc’s title suggests, the artist is now more like everyone’s slightly seedy hedonistic granduncle, happiest sketching cartoon pigs and walking the moors of County Cork. show more

  • 90
    Andy Webster The New York Times

    A record of a man’s tormented youth, his broad artistic impulses and the price he paid for following them. show more

  • 80
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    As intriguing as the facts are, much of the documentary's charm is the way in which it embeds the work. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Village Voice

    The film's delighted affinity with Ungerer's well-turned perspective does lend an advertorial slickness to what might have been a more challenging study of a fascinating and famously elusive subject. show more

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