Skip to main content

reviews

87
Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( )
  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    Brief Encounters is great entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    These elisions give an odd feeling to a film so long in the making. Crewdson's work ultimately begins to seem less enigmatic than he is himself. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Crewdson's work is distinctive, and this film does a great job helping us understand the specific nature of his vision. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Creepy doesn't begin to describe these masterworks of control freakery, nor does beautiful - they look as if they're glowing from the inside out, even as Crewdson's scenes of furtive common people make viewers feel like voyeurs. show more

  • 100
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro crams a wealth of material into a tight 77 minutes, smoothly communicating the group effort required to achieve the perfect shot. show more

  • 100
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Brief Encounters reps a must-see for art lovers. show more

  • 90
    Village Voice

    Crewdson and others (including Russell Banks and Laurie Simmons) speak eloquently about his project, but it's the on-set agonies - to achieve the fleeting expression here, dark kiss of light there, and the peculiar relief they bring our maestro - that fascinate. show more

  • 90
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    It is a rare thing to witness the creative process. But in the excellent new documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, filmmaker Ben Shapiro gives us fly-on-the-wall access over a 10-year period to an acclaimed artist as he envisions, designs and executes his surreal commentary on small-town American life in the form of an epic photo installation, "Beneath the Roses." show more

similar movies

  • Chop Suey (2001)

  • William Eggleston in the Real World (2005)

  • Bert Stern: Original Mad Man (2011)

  • Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer (2013)

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X