Banksy exposes the con-job that is modern art for what it is.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Whatever your view of Britain's most famous street artist, prepare to be teased, provoked and possibly enraged by the release of his first movie.
Just as clever as the work of Sasha Baron Cohen, but not nearly as culturally worthwhile because it is not nearly as politically candid.
| Original Score: 71/100
| Original Score: 4/5
Energetic, exciting, entertaining, and at times illegal, Exit Through The Gift Shop is a wicked treat.
Those tricky questions that lie in the chasm between art and commerce are raised naturally through the progression of the narrative, whether that narrative is partially fabricated or not.
| Original Score: 4/4
Curious docu about street artists with some strong language.
| Original Score: 3/5
Since virtually anything can be considered art, the term has become virtually meaningless. This documentary proves it.
| Original Score: A
The behind-the-scenes insight into the techniques of illegal street art is fascinating, as is the art-market critique..
Illustrates how our insistence and abilities in judging and evaluating art are often arbitrary, contradictory, and idiotic.
| Original Score: 8/10
It's funny, playful, and intriguing in a way that makes me want to see it again.
After all those debates about the meaning of art ... [who] would have thought that the best and most incisive comments on the argument would have come from street-punk Banksy?
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Regardless of its motives, Gift Shop is a superb work, one that demands the audience ask questions that don't always go down easily...
A strange oxymoron of a film, like a straight-faced Spinal Tap or a Man On Wire for liars.
The street artist known as Banksy is witty, he's smart, he's subversive -- and he's compelling. So it stands to reason that the street-art doc he ostensibly hijacked would be all those things, too.
Confused yet? Good. Banksy probably wants you exactly that way.
The plain fact is that, on some level, it doesn't matter whether the film is true or not. Either way, it's fascinating. Either way, we learn a lot. Either way, it's a great film.
A provocative and absorbing exploration of what constitutes art, the creative process and the power of hype to triumph over talent.
Exit Through the Gift Shop is a film that needs to be seen to be disbelieved.
Either way [as documentary or hoax], the movie speaks the truth about the phoniness and self-adulation of the art world %u2014 which makes it not only fascinating but essential.