• Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Release Date: April 16th, 2010

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2010

R |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

The infamous, shadowy British graffiti street artist Banksy has literally left his mark on cities throughout the world. He comes in contact with Thierry Guetta, a Los Angeles-based Frenchman who videotapes various underground art escapades, and later is transformed into an art phenomenon dubbed "Mr. Brainwash." Rhys Ifans narrates an overlapping documentary where the line between what is real and what might be fake blurs, as modern art and celebrity are put under the microscope.

Cast: Rhys Ifans

Director: Banksy

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Paranoid Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Suspenseful, 2000s, Transformation, Los Angeles, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This faux-documentary is droll, aerosol-thin and ultrameta. show more

  • 100
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    One of the best, most karmically satisfying comedies of the year, much to the chagrin of the people who are in it. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Hugely entertaining documentary challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Documentary (Feature)