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Art Bastard Reviews

October 14, 2016
Kanefsky paints a vivid picture of an entertaining rogue, one who finally gets his due with this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2016
The madly teeming pop-cartoon paintings of Robert Cenedella anchor a lively look at a self-styled superstar of outsider art.
June 23, 2016
Cenedella may never become a household name, but "Art Bastard" argues persuasively that fame is overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2016
Though "Art Bastard" is a zesty, engaging documentary about a veteran outsider, when it comes to his complexities, it's not terribly cohesive.
June 16, 2016
You may not recognize the name going in, but after spending 82 minutes watching director Victor Kanefsky cast a heartfelt lens in Cenedella's direction, you'll never forget him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 9, 2016
Cenedella is rough around the edges, yet he remains fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2016
Breezy and vivid, Art Bastard ultimately delivers the person: criminally underrated yet still principled and generous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2016
Art Bastard shines brightest not as a biographical portrait -- an aim in which it succeeds only sporadically -- but rather as a showcase for the highly imaginative and thoughtful works by the now 76-year-old, too-little-known painter.
Top Critic
June 3, 2016
'Art Bastard' is a film about a man who has tilted - and continues to tilt - at the art-world equivalent of Don Quixote's windmills.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 3, 2016
Engaging and thought-provoking ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2016
"It's not what they show, it's what they don't show," the painter Robert Cenedella complains in "Art Bastard," Victor Kanefsky's robust, plain-talking documentary portrait of this lifelong rebel and art-world gadfly.
June 1, 2016
Manages to be as cursory as it is intimate, skimming over so much of Cenedella's life and career that it imparts only a hazy impression of who he is and what he believes.