Movies Like My Kid Could Paint That

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53% Jersey Boys $5.2M
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—— Wilfred: Season 4
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My Kid Could Paint That Reviews

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A fascinating documentary.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

October 19, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The truth lurking beneath My Kid Could Paint That is that your kid couldn't paint that.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 19, 2007
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Like the best of the new wave of American documentaries, it becomes about far more than the human-interest angle at the center of the story...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: A

October 18, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I've seen the film twice. It is a wonder, marked by a sense of wondrous skepticism that has nothing to do with cynicism.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

October 18, 2007
Harry Chotiner
culturevulture.net

My Kid Could Paint That

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

October 17, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's one of the best documentaries of this or any other year.

October 15, 2007
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

... the storytelling is a little crude, the filming equally so, and in the end, audiences may feel that those who were prepared to pay thousands of dollars for one of Marla's paintings must be philosophical: if they love the work, the money is justified.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 13, 2007
Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle
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Bar-Lev goes to the heart of the issue -- that all art, but especially abstract art -- demands commitment on every side, but commitment takes many forms and has many motives behind it.

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

October 12, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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For parents, My Kid Could Paint That functions as a mirror, prompting us to wonder at what point we should draw the line and close the door. When the national media camp out in our living rooms? When the kid's college account is full?

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

October 12, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

At every turn Bar-Lev very gently and fairly lays out the different sides of the story, and in doing so exposes bigger hypocrisies.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 11, 2007
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Maddening and more than a little thought-provoking.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 8, 2007
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...raises all kinds of questions and answers few, but I doubt any viewer could walk away without opinion. It's a well-structured, thought-provoking, even suspenseful piece of work.

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

October 6, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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As cunning as a double-sided Kandinsky but ultimately as shallow as a few layers of oil.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

October 6, 2007
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Shows what happens when nice, naive people trust the media and people like Charlie Rose and director Amir Bar Levy. It isn't pretty, but it's interesting.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 7/10

October 5, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bar-Lev also explores the freakish popular appeal of child prodigies [and] the family dynamics that come into play when a child's celebrity and earning capacity overshadows the adults.'

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 5, 2007
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

That Bar-Lev takes such care to depict them as complex, foible-laden individuals who can't be pegged either good or bad is one of the great strengths of this intriguing and provocative documentary.

| Original Score: 4/4

October 5, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Bar-Lev is also intrigued by the ethereality of childhood, and whether nurturing a gift can also kill it.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

October 5, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The opportunities for a satirical comedy are largely missed by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev, who does a lot of first-person hand-wringing about his methods. That is both a distraction and an indication that he got a little too close to his subjects.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 5, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Amir Bar-Lev began this documentary as a fairly straightforward portrait of a prodigy. What he ended up with was a complex examination of art, the media and the nature of fame.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

October 5, 2007
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

As the story shifts from fanaticism to skepticism, Bar-Lev loses sight of his original line of inquiry on the nature of modern art when he doesn't need to.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 5, 2007
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