Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 1, 2010

a wonderfully intelligent portrait of a surprisingly verbal visual artist. At 80, Glaser is a wise and ever engaged advocate for improving the worldthrough stylistic invention.

Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
Top Critic
July 2, 2009

Diverting as Glaser is being retrospective, it's so much more interesting -- not to mention truer to his achievement -- watching him being creative.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
June 19, 2009

...will leave an audience feeling both lightened and illuminated.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jerry Portwood
New York Press
May 27, 2009

Unfortunately, the portrait first-time director Wendy Keys paints of the 80-year-old is more about myth building than anything else.

Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 24, 2009

An illuminating, compelling and well-focused documentary. Just like Milton Glaser's artworks, it concurrently informs and delights.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
May 22, 2009

Collaborators testify to the continuing influence of Glaser, now almost 80, but seeing is believing in director Wendy Keys' pleasantly conversational documentary. Expect to mutter "He made that too?" at least a dozen times.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
Top Critic
May 22, 2009

A breezy look at the man somebody says "may be the best-known graphic artist in the world."

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Simels
Boxoffice Magazine
May 22, 2009

Even casual filmgoers should be intrigued, while film buffs and cineastes will find the doc's inside-show biz stories a real treat.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
May 22, 2009

May leave you with the impression that the spirit of modern New York was conjured out of thin air by its subject.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com
May 21, 2009

The quantity and depth of Glaser's work is awesome

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
Top Critic
May 20, 2009

What elevates the film to something more than a talking-heads documentary is the rapport established between Mr. Glaser and Ms. Keys on a project they both saw as a visual and verbal love letter to New York City.

Ben Walters
Time Out New York
Top Critic
May 20, 2009

Surely Glaser the trailblazer warrants a more stylistically adventurous tribute than this.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
Top Critic
May 19, 2009

It's a pleasant, largely anecdotal portrait.

Ronnie Scheib
Variety
Top Critic
May 19, 2009

Docu splendidly focuses on the artist but gives shorter shrift to the art itself.

Jay Antani
Slant Magazine
May 17, 2009

Keys succeeds in limning an engaging portrait of an artist and mentor who's spent a lifetime affirming the power of art to inform and delight, and, if he can help it, effect positive social change.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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