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Con Artist (2010)

Con Artist (2010)

Con Artist




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A dark docu-comedy excavating America's craving for fame via one of its most outrageous addicts, "business artist" Mark Kostabi. --© FBmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Jul 18, 2011

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Critic Reviews for Con Artist

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

On the evidence of "Con Artist," a lively portrait of the enfant terrible in middle age, Mark Kostabi doesn't draw indifferent responses.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Michael Sladek's entertaining documentary portrait of one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

The film gets at the pitiful need and loneliness that drives fame whores. Nevertheless, it remains most compelling when bursting Kostabi's self-important bubble.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

At the film's heart lies the paradox: how can a con artist be conning people if he is freely admitting that is what he is doing?

Full Review… | February 10, 2013
Eye for Film

Lays bare Kostabi's popularized thinking regarding branding and self-promotion, the impact of which can be glimpsed in the ways people these days jockey to make 'ex-reality show participant' a full-time occupation.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Shared Darkness

An entertaining, occasionally poignant look at America's obsession with celebrity through the career of one eccentric individual

Full Review… | March 20, 2011

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