Beautiful Losers (2008)

Beautiful Losers (2008)



Critic Consensus: An insightful if fawning documentary that explores a group of 90s NYC artists.

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Filmmaker Aaron Rose celebrates the independent spirit of D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) culture in this documentary detailing how a group of like-minded American artists emerged from the underground in the early 1990s to have an enormous impact on the worlds of fashion, film, art, music, and pop culture in general. With virtually no connection to the mainstream art world, the ten artists featured in Beautiful Losers somehow managed to become the strongest creative voices of their generation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
Directed By: Aaron Rose , Joshua Leonard
In Theaters: limited
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Critic Reviews for Beautiful Losers

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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On your deathbed you will want back the time it takes to see this one.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Chicago Tribune
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One of the year's best documentaries.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Boston Globe
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The film's score, by Money Mark, is an entertainment in itself.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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An absorbing look at how a circle of dispossessed young artists from the 1990s eventually found its way to mainstream success.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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[An] alternately winsome and irritating documentary about the art scene that grew out of the Alleged Gallery on Manhattan's Lower East Side in the 1990s.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Beautiful Losers

a little slow and at times a bit nonsensical, but an interesting slice of how a subculture of artists made a huge impact on the world around us.

Tom Futrell
Tom Futrell

I watched Beautiful Losers while doing six miles on a stationary bike in my living room. It's kind of Like Exit Through the Gift shop where it features graffiti/street artists, who eventually made it into main stream doing Pepsi commercials and such. Shepard Fairy and his iconic Andre the Giant OBEY tags shows up again, but no Banksy, since it's strictly CA/NY. Harmony Korine also makes an appearance and others derivative of the skate board scene. I highly recommend this documentary for people who make POP art, doodle, dapple in it or just like the way it looks.

Sabra Embury
Sabra Embury

Interesting, but underwhelming documentary about art. Had some good things in it, and the artist interviews were enjoyable, but felt a bit lacking somewhere.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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