Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 24, 2011
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Helen Sumpter
Time Out
May 22, 2009
An investment that has paid off by producing an unexpectedly lyrical and poetic portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
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Douglas Britt
Houston Chronicle
February 6, 2009
The film stands alone as a remarkable achievement, as intimate a portrayal of a living artist as one could ask for. And a likeable one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 27, 2008
Remembrances by aides and relatives plus antique photos and close-ups of her work -- including her iconic giant spiders -- round out the loving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
June 26, 2008
Louise Bourgeois is absorbing, largely because of Bourgeois' striking art, prickly personality, and assured intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
June 25, 2008
This uncommonly elegant and evocative portrait of Louise Bourgeois reveals much about the haunting and haunted master while leaving intact the thing you cannot explain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
June 25, 2008
The artist's festering recollections of her girlhood mesh with guided first-person tours of her sculptures, creating a privileged look into a psyche rendered solid.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
June 24, 2008
This complex, utterly fascinating docu evolves in almost as varied and unpredictable ways as has its 96-year-old subject, famed sculptress Louise Bourgeois.
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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 23, 2008
Remarkably and unsentimentally self-reflective, the artist talks to filmmakers Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach about a lifetime of tough work and tougher questions. Fascinating stuff.