Art & Copy Reviews

October 6, 2017
... this survey of the greatest hits of salesmanship is an interesting look at the intersection of art, exploitation, business and popular culture, and the creative culture that creates these campaigns.
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).
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.
October 18, 2009
Doug Pray asked them what it was like to change the world on behalf of someone else's product
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.
September 11, 2009
They are the giants of modern advertising, and they have some alluring tales to tell.
September 2, 2009
An entertaining but also oddly naive documentary about American advertising.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2009
Art & Copy is mightily diverting, for those who don't mind being sold a slick bill of goods.
August 19, 2009
It's indispensable.
August 19, 2009
It's entertaining as far as it goes, a highly watchable portrait of one of America's most distinctive communication tools.
August 19, 2009
A deeply fascinating movie ... you'll probably never be able to look at commercials and ads the same way again.
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.