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A breezy and lively modern art documentary, revealing that LA is not a cultural wasteland when it comes to fine art. Read critic reviews

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Several artists try to make modern art more popular in Los Angeles.

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Critic Reviews for The Cool School

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (2)

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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5
  • The Cool School is a history of the LA art scene which will be most interesting for those who are involved in it.

    August 15, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Morgan Neville's 'The Cool School' is a slickly packaged document of the burgeoning modern art scene in LA during the late '50s and early '60s which sadly submerges its fascinating subject matter in technical clutter and contrived set-ups.

    August 15, 2008 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
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    March 28, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Cool School, a breezy, lively documentary about a thin slice of the Los Angeles fine art scene in the 1950s, is easy on the eyes, and the ears too.

    March 28, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Cool School is a must for anyone interested in 20th century American art.

    March 28, 2008 | Rating: 3/4

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