Beauty Is Embarrassing Reviews

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Peter Debruge
Variety
January 22, 2013
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 18, 2013
"Beauty Is Embarrassing" is an undeniably likable film, mainly because White is a likable guy who believes comedy is at least as important as tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 19, 2012
Neil Berkeley's infectiously affectionate portrait of artist, puppeteer and genially profane provocateur Wayne White.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 18, 2012
An amiable if not especially urgent celebration of the life and work of Wayne White.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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October 15, 2012
It remains a story at all times - there's a moment at a book signing that will give you a big smile and goosebumps - and it keeps throwing great things to look at up on the screen.
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
September 28, 2012
His art is a force that can't be contained: No wonder he felt so at home in the warped environs of Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
September 27, 2012
The doc meanders occasionally, but we're grateful when it comes back to White and his creations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2012
Though the movie isn't wildly original, its time-tested, artistic mantra of "just go out there and do it" is hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
September 7, 2012
Those with a high tolerance for the ultimate four-letter word, and a love for eccentrics, will be entertained by both White and his art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2012
A buoyant, engaging, visually alluring portrait of the Tennessee-born White ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
September 6, 2012
This exuberant documentary's most affecting message concerns a timelessly profound verity: the value of roots, humor, family and old friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
September 5, 2012
A vivid, fluorescent-colored portrait of a sane man possessed with insane creativity.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
Painter Wayne White emerges as an unsung force of nature in Neil Berkeley's zippy, delightful Beauty is Embarrassing.