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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    If you have even a passing interest in outsider art, you owe it to yourself to see Marwencol. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Marwencol is about Hogancamp and his miniature alter-ego, about his photographs and his creative process. But it is also, on a deeper level, about how we process our experiences - good and bad, violent and mysterious - and how we try to build safe places in our lives. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A strange and very beautiful documentary about the gray area between obsession and art. show more

  • 88
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Hogancamp's alliance with director Jeff Malmberg in this artful and poignant film marks a victory in the war against the self. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    First-time director Jeff Malmberg tells Hogancamp's fascinating story with sensitivity, never resorting to exploitation. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    At its heart, it's about the communities we forge - real and imagined - to save our own lives. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Hogancamp seems a pleasant, offbeat and intuitive fellow who probably takes all this less seriously than those who "discovered" him. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    When it comes to capturing the man behind the phenomenon, however, the film never progresses beyond a superficial, weird-yet-wonderful portraiture. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    This tender documentary considers the mysteries of both art and coping. show more

  • 100
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Watching Marwencol, Jeff Malmberg's probing documentary on Hogancamp's undertaking, is an exhilarating, utterly unique experience. show more

  • March 15, 2011 MatHam157
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    a story of the unique, the odd, and the heartbreaking ... and always interesting

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