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  • The New York art world quickly makes Basquiat a star. His work is good (when you see it in the movie, you can feel why people liked it so much), but his story is better: from a cardboard box to a gallery opening! show more

  • Most movies stress the agony of art (think of Kirk Douglas' Van Gogh in "Lust for Life"). Schnabel's exceptional film honors his friend by showing the act of creation as a natural high. show more

  • It's smart and good-hearted and boasts an amazingly good score, but the film is limited by the very private nature of the man it portrays. show more

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