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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.
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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
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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
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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-
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2009
Like a good ad, Art & Copy bounds along and never bores. That's a big credit to Pray's savvy compilation and of editor Phillip Owens' crisp cuts.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
August 19, 2009
It doesn't matter how much garrulous delusion the subjects spout. [Director] Pray buys it wholesale and propagates the myth that there's something to respect about getting inside people's heads and rewiring them into mass-consumptive lemmings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
August 18, 2009
Everyone quoted here, and perhaps Pray himself, wants to be seen as an artist. But in this economy, those of us who pay for ordinary stuff might not be so inclined to worship this particular art form.