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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This trip through the seminal performance artist's (often literal) body of work is sometimes too cozy, yet Abramovic might argue that objectivity is impossible if truth is the destination. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Matthew Akers' film is a personally revealing look at an artist most famous for maintaining stone-faced silence for three months. show more

  • 80
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    An elegantly observed, sleekly packaged look at an artist whose career-long balance of enigma and self-exposure culminated in a 2010 retrospective at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    The second half offers shot after shot of the people who sat opposite Abramovi - an unexpectedly enthralling record of reactions that range from stark agony to rather phony amusement. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    The oddest moment in this riveting documentary comes when Marina Abramovic, the performance artist, meets David Blaine, the illusionist. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Abramovic is a sensationally attractive narcissist and the filmmakers are clearly smitten with her, but the film goes a long way to establish the intellectual seriousness and dedication involved in her ambitious series of art stunts. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    As entertaining as the documentary is, it never really measures up to the fascination and sheer force of personality of its subject. show more

  • 100
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Rare is the profile that captures so much oddness with so little judgment. You owe yourself a chance to be challenged. show more

  • 80
    Damon Wise Empire

    A little pretentious maybe, but then you've got to wonder at a woman who could sit motionless in a wooden chair, eight hours a day for three months. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    We're given an intimate seat to this wildly democratic - and creepily messianic - spectacle. show more

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