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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Reviews

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Glenn Dunks

It's a shame that the people who really need to see Matthew Akers' transfixing debut documentary, Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, won't go near it.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 8, 2013
Sebastian Smee
Boston Globe
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"She's never not performing," says one friend. And the documentary, "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present," confirms it.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2012
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Like any good documentary, ""The Artist Is Present" gives insight into the life and work of a truly talented lady. Her works may not be for all tastes she but obviously has an audience if MoMA is any indication.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

August 29, 2012
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...for the 2 1/2 month run of the [MoMA] show, Marina would sit completely still in a chair as visitors cued up to sit across from her and look into her eyes. The effect is incredibly and unexpectedly moving.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 29, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

It demonstrates how cinema can actually make the artist seem present, offering an empathetic fellow consciousness that mirrors one's soul.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 29, 2012
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Briskly edited and brightly shot.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

August 8, 2012
Simon Miraudo

If you have been looking for the natural meeting place of Jafar Panahi's document of life under house arrest This is Not a Film and Justin Bieber's popumentary Never Say Never, look no further.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 9, 2012
Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]

An exhilarating, elegantly executed film that holds a mirror up to the art world, its protagonists and its devotees, forcing us to question the whole circus.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 8, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Beginning as an overview of her career, this fascinating doc closes in on the show and its many revealing encounters, asking us to consider face-to-face engagement as a way of dissolving the barriers between an artist and her public.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2012
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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In place of evenhandedness, the film gives us a full sense of a personality and intelligence so riveting that we begin to comprehend why all those hundreds of thousands lined up at the MoMA.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Thanks largely to the engaging nature of its protagonist, Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present stands up as one of the most diverting documentaries to hit the big screen this year.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Marina Abramović emerges from this arresting documentary as the Maria Callas of performance art.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Here, you start to feel, is commodified culture at work in its capital city.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2012
Davina Quinlivan
Little White Lies

Abramovic is nothing less than magnetic.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Abramovic is raw and likeable, if mostly inscrutable.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Although appealing to narrow slice of art aficionados, "Abramovic' carries a deeper message, and a warning, to an increasing mechanized and medicated world

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

July 2, 2012
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

A little pretentious maybe, but then you've got to wonder at a woman who could sit motionless in a wooden chair, eight hours a day for three months.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2012
Simon Kinnear
Total Film

If you're sceptical about performance art, this might just change your mind.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

June 29, 2012
Victoria Alexander
Film Festival Today

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Yes, Abramovic is a seductress.

Full Review Source: Film Festival Today

June 26, 2012
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