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Con Artist

Con Artist (2010)

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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. --© FB

Jul 18, 2011

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

March 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Michael Sladek's entertaining documentary portrait of one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs.

November 12, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

November 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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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?

February 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
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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.

April 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
Shared Darkness

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

March 20, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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[Director Michael Sladek] lets Kostabi hang himself and the auto-execution is fully effected about halfway through.

November 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

While we may have learned to properly code our insecurities in the fabric of everyday life, Kastabi is, ironically, in the business of unabashed honesty.

November 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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