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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though the film does have the modest, human-interest feel of a "60 Minutes" segment, it grows stronger as it goes along. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Fascinatingly ambiguous tale and bizarre cast of characters make it one of the more entertaining documentaries in recent memory. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The movie is an entertaining stroll through a colorful gallery of characters including, in villain mode, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving. "She knows nothing. I am an expert," huffs Hoving, who is so nasty he might as well be wearing a monocle - making Horton that much more fun to root for. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The mystery is marvelous. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Horton's attempt to authenticate the painting in the face of a hostile art establishment becomes a study in forensics, taste, money, and class warfare. show more

  • 58
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    The real star of the film is Horton, whose straight-talking ways and supportive circle of friends are a stark contrast to the haughty insults of academia. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    As this smart, hard-bitten woman with an eighth-grade education pursues her quest, the documentary portrays the debate between connoisseurship and science as a culture war. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Pollock drags when Horton's offscreen, and with its NPR-inflected narration and executive producer Don Hewitt, the film might have fared better as a PBS special. show more

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