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Basquiat Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 5, 2011
Modest effort to illuminate the turbulent life of the New York artist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 31, 2010
There isn't a boring shot anywhere, and writer-director Schnabel is clearly enjoying himself as he plays with expressionist sound, neo-Eisensteinian edits, and all sorts of other filmic ideas.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 30, 2009
Schnabel made his film about Basquiat, which carries its own validation. He's also made something of a work of art in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 1, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake French
NutzWorld
December 19, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 16, 2004
Wright is brilliant.
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 29, 2003
A stylish and interesting look at a moment in New York City's art world where everyone stopped to look at one person, who never seemd to quite fit.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

BBC.com
February 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 14, 2001
Wright is at his best when interacting with the numerous great actors who lend small parts and cameos to the independent film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Entertainment Weekly
August 9, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 14, 2007
The character on the screen (played by Jeffrey Wright)... is nothing more than a surface.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Movieline
March 4, 2002
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
David Bonetti
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Glen Helfand
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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Washington Post
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
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Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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