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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's hymn of praise quickly grows cloying, thanks partly to a relentless musical soundtrack. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    The democratic nature of the project and its exploration here jibes with the story of the Vogels, who (to put it mildly) don't conform to the stereotype of the filthy-rich art patron. show more

  • 75
    RogerEbert.com

    As the saying goes, I may not know art, but I know what I like. I like this movie. show more

  • 63
    Steve Macfarlane Slant Magazine

    Dorothy Vogel is less the soft-spoken housewife from the first film than a businesswoman both shrewd and mousy, and her trajectory affords the film its closest semblance to a story. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    The tangential artist interviews and constant lionizing of the star couple meander, but given how museums between the coasts rely on collectors for life support, 50x50 still acts as a provocative call to arms: Those who love art must support it. show more

  • 90
    Chris Klimek Village Voice

    It's an absorbing document of an extraordinary act of generosity. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    Megumi Sasaki's follow-up to her first documentary, 2008's Herb & Dorothy, is as engaging and unpretentious as its subjects. show more

  • 70
    Peter Debruge Variety

    Much like a work of art, the film invites a range of reactions, though it’s far easier to process than the daubs, doodles and other weird works that now hang all over the country. show more

  • 50
    Miriam Bale The New York Times

    It’s difficult to dislike a documentary with such noble, generous subjects, but the film is unfocused and repetitious, not sure whether it is a road trip, a story of a couple or an exploration of small art institutions. show more

  • 75
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    It’s a compelling, even stirring, tale. show more

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