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Art & Copy Reviews

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 12, 2009
Pray inserts facts that are eye-popping (the food industry spends $34 billion annually on ads) and alarming (every year, the average child sees 20,000 TV commercials).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Schilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 5, 2009
Art & Copy offers an intriguing -- some might say frightening -- glimpse into the world that has prompted a generation of Americans to religiously tune into the Super Bowl just to watch those short movies that sell product.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 18, 2009
Doug Pray asked them what it was like to change the world on behalf of someone else's product
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
September 18, 2009
Even without the nostalgic aspects, Art & Copy is thoroughly entertaining. But the film ends up being an advertisement for advertising. It's hard not to wonder if we're being sold a bill of goods.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 11, 2009
They are the giants of modern advertising, and they have some alluring tales to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 2, 2009
An entertaining but also oddly naive documentary about American advertising.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cathleen Roundtree
Boxoffice Magazine
August 28, 2009
Art & Copy possesses enough classy artistry, hip invention, and big-idea philosophy to launch itself into the documentary stratosphere--where it belongs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 28, 2009
As the glossiest of colored glossies this film delivers a message than creativity is still alive in America. But the main reward seems to be corporate bottom lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jennifer Merin
About.com
August 21, 2009
Advertising's a great documentary subject. Unfortunately, 'Art & Copy,' as slick and stylish as it is, doesn't do an adequate job of exploring its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
August 21, 2009
The joy that these creative types experience when their work is successful and the seriousness with which they approach their craft comes shining through. Along the way, viewers get caught up in their exuberance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 21, 2009
When all is said and done, Art & Copy is little more than an ad for advertising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 21, 2009
Occasionally Art & Copy becomes an advertisement for advertising -- some of the talking heads are a little self-congratulatory -- but it offers plenty of food for thought. And makes it taste good, too.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
August 21, 2009
It all sounds rather grandiose, but it's hardly a surprising view from folks accustomed to thinking big.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
August 21, 2009
The world may be going Mad Men, but Doug Pray's documentary Art & Copy presents a very different picture of the advertising industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
August 20, 2009
[The] relentlessly positive approach results in a movie that feels like it was made for an advertising convention, not general audience consumption (let alone edification).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com
August 20, 2009
We have finally reached the point where the only honest and inviolate form of media is the clear, crisp, and untainted craft of online film criticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
August 20, 2009
Art & Copy is mightily diverting, for those who don't mind being sold a slick bill of goods.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dan Fienberg
HitFix
August 19, 2009
It's indispensable.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 19, 2009
It's entertaining as far as it goes, a highly watchable portrait of one of America's most distinctive communication tools.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
August 19, 2009
A deeply fascinating movie ... you'll probably never be able to look at commercials and ads the same way again.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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