How to Draw a Bunny Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 7, 2010

The film itself becomes not so much a portrait of Ray Johnson as a collage. Maybe that's exactly as it should be.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
September 26, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
June 10, 2004

As rewarding a 90 minutes as you can devote to a subject who did his best to remain eternally unknowable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
June 4, 2004

In the end, you may not know Ray Johnson any better than his friends - you know stories, but not what motivated him to do what he did... Still, an interesting portrait.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
June 3, 2004

Worth seeing, especially for anyone interested in American art history.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Serves as worthy tribute to a true original, an 'artist's artist' for whom life itself was a singular mode of expression.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
April 9, 2004

Cumulatively [Johnson's] collages, letters and performances -- and his legend -- compose a self-portrait of striking wryness and complexity.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 25, 2004

If you have any interest in Raymond Johnson and his pop art, maybe you, too, will learn How to Draw a Bunny.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Null
March 19, 2004

a unique and fascinating look into the life of a unique and fascinating individual

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 16, 2004

Director/editor John W. Walter takes Johnson's own approach, piecing together individual reflections on the man to create a portrait of an artist

Full Review | Original Score: B+

E! Online
March 11, 2004

This is one of the most compelling character studies to hit the screen in a long time.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
March 11, 2004

A seamless model of form and content.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
March 11, 2004

Wonderfully capricious, wittily edited.

Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002

This enthralling documentary ... is at once playful and haunting, an in-depth portrait of an iconoclastic artist who was fundamentally unknowable even to his closest friends.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeet Thayil
October 30, 2002

How do you make a movie about the most famous unknown artist in the world?

David Noh
Film Journal International
October 26, 2002

Walter assembles a fascinating portrait of the influential, if largely unsung, artist as constant performer.

Chris Wiegand
Boxoffice Magazine
October 20, 2002

Engaging portrait of the elusive and reclusive artist Ray Johnson.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 9, 2002

An engaging overview of Johnson's eccentric career.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
Top Critic
October 9, 2002

Enticing and often funny documentary.

| Original Score: 3/4
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
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May 26, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
July 23, 2004

Boston Phoenix
March 26, 2004

AV Club
Top Critic
October 17, 2002

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