Who Gets to Call It Art? Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 22, 2006
Shot with a Peter Greenaway-like austere impudence and edited brilliantly (by Jed Parker), this is an entertaining movie, and a moving one -- even if, like me, you're not especially fond of these paintings or that scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sheila Farr
Seattle Times
March 3, 2006
With its snappy, even hectic editing and great archival footage, Who Gets to Call It Art? is loads of fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
February 16, 2006
Rosen covers a lot of ground in 80 minutes, and he's picked the right subject to focus on.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 3, 2006
Peter Rosen's documentary Who Gets to Call It Art? paints an entertaining picture of the cherubic gentleman, who as the first curator of contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 3, 2006
The film's appeal is for the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 1, 2006
Clocking in at 80 minutes, this glib, largely uninformative and poorly organized précis of the post-World War II art scene succeeds neither as history nor as art history.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
January 31, 2006
Surely a figure as crucial as Geldzahler deserves more incisive treatment.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 4, 2005
Both richly complex and immediately accessible.