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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Art doc's stylistic quirks detract slightly from a sometimes fascinating portrait. show more

  • 75
    Sheila O'Malley

    Without being explicit, without being overtly angry, Kabakov's installations are a critique of the entire system, a critique leavened with irony, wit, and fantasy. It's powerful stuff. You go into Kabakov's labyrinths of associations and you don't come out. show more

  • 12
    Steve Macfarlane Slant Magazine

    The research that went into the film seems a largesse, but it's compromised at every turn by filmmaker Amei Wallach's sloppy, pedantic delivery. show more

  • 70
    Andrew Lapin The Dissolve

    At times, it’s hard to imagine how a real, physical visit to a Kabakov exhibit could improve upon Wallach’s film, which plays like the world’s trippiest docent. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    Kabakov’s life story reads like a Pasternak novel, from his hardscrabble upbringing in Stalinist Russia to his double life as a government-sanctioned “official” artist and an underground cultural revolutionary. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Village Voice

    No longer silent but still the lesser talker between them, Ilya is marvelously fluent in spatial forms. show more

  • 70
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Ms. Wallach has fashioned a multifaceted, informative portrait conveying the emotional urgency of the Kabakovs’ work. show more

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