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Who the $#%@ Is Jackson Pollock Reviews

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Louis Proyect

A highly revealing look at class differences stemming from a dispute between a crude 73 year old woman who bought what might be a Pollock painting and her detractors in the upper echelons of the art world.

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July 28, 2009
Cole Smithey

The movie is an enjoyable look into the hypocrisy and prejudices of the art world as experienced by a down-to-earth woman with a heart of gold and a sense of principle to match.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

April 24, 2009
Christopher Null

a fun movie that any art enthusiast ought to see

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 21, 2007
Marc Mohan

The real star of the film is [subject Teri] Horton, whose straight-talking ways and supportive circle of friends are a stark contrast to the haughty insults of academia.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

January 19, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Who the #$&% is this filmmaker? One to keep an eye on.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 28, 2006
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Who the $#%& Is Jackson Pollock? doesn't really answer the titular question, but it mesmerizes in its attempt.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 1, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Fascinatingly ambiguous tale and bizarre cast of characters make it one of the more entertaining documentaries in recent memory.

November 27, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie is an entertaining stroll through a colorful gallery of characters including, in villain mode, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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By the time it's over, you'll be inspired to scour your own attic for undiscovered treasures.

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

November 17, 2006
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

... entertaining documentary ...

| Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2006
Ariella Budick
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For the film, the verdict is beside the point. Moses uses the plucky Horton's battle to make an oblique argument about class, and his target is the art-world Goliath.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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[A] beguiling documentary detective story.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

November 15, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Harry Moses' entertaining documentary portrays the debate between connoisseurship and science as a culture war.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2006
Kent Turner

Who needs a piercingly satiric mockumentary when you have this lively documentary's broad, real-life personalities?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 14, 2006
Jessica Grose
Village Voice
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While the forensics is marginally interesting, the most arresting piece of the film is Horton herself, as she asks of the art world, 'Who the hell do they think they are?'

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November 14, 2006
Ronnie Scheib
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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April 12, 2011
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