Art & Copy Reviews

August 22, 2017
Funded by the very same business it purports to examine, the film does not question the hand that strokes and feeds it. Rather, it celebrates it. It is not documentary at all, it merely resembles one.
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.
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.
August 21, 2009
When all is said and done, Art & Copy is little more than an ad for advertising.
August 21, 2009
It all sounds rather grandiose, but it's hardly a surprising view from folks accustomed to thinking big.
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).
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.
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.
August 19, 2009
By narrowing his focus to just the cream of the ad crop, [director] Pray comes across as a Madison Avenue huckster himself, one who's selling the public on the classiness of smart ads.
August 19, 2009
Professedly intended to reflect an Errol Morris "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control" type of documentary, Pray misses the mark by leaving his own editorial voice out to dry.
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.
August 17, 2009
The subjects seem so deluded by a sense of self-importance that they put forth any number of outrageous claims about the significance of their art in order to justify a life spent serving a potentially dubious interest.