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Beautiful Losers Reviews

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Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
August 8, 2008
It succeeds intermittently and is reasonably enlightening, but whether audiences are really going to warm up to the individuals presented here is questionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Hutchinson
Filmstar Magazine
August 7, 2009
Prioritising the self over the job means Beautiful Losers is rarely more than a compendium of loveliness and apology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Whittle
Times (UK)
August 11, 2009
As you watch the movie wholeheartedly and uncritically celebrate the group's "nonconformist" ethos (shouldn't someone gently break it to them?), you can feel the energy being sucked out of you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 3, 2008
Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard don't properly contextualize this mini-scene within the larger art world, nor provide basic background on their speakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Catherine Shoard
August 7, 2009
You can't help but feel like a bit of an eye-rolling parent, wondering if a few of them might benefit from a proper job and a light slap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
August 8, 2008
Though [Director] Mr. Rose can't be blamed for waxing nostalgic, he can't much expect us to care about so fawning and self-serving a document.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 12, 2008
...suffers from an egregiously "inside" sensibility that ensures neophytes will periodically be left scratching their heads at the whole thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alan G. Artner
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2008
On your deathbed you will want back the time it takes to see this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matthew Turner
January 14, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
August 8, 2008
Some of the art is probably interesting, but Rose's own video-influenced filmmaking style leaves little time for inspection or reflection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
August 5, 2008
Regardless of Rose's intentions, his underachieving airiness is both entertaining and perfectly fitting for the slacker ennui of his clique's rising years.
Ashna Ali
New York Press
August 7, 2008
A product of the movement as much as an ode to it, the film is a gem because of the immaturity and intimacy that it shares with those featured in it.
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 7, 2009
The affection these people have for each other is what makes Beautiful Losers (the name is taken from one of their shows) so attractive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Brenner
August 7, 2008
a celebration of rude and raw art and the kinetic charge of experiencing something fresh and undefiled
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Fortgang
August 7, 2009
An amiable portrait of the artist as a scruffy slacker, and a useful jumping off point for anyone interested in investigating some of the cultural issues that marked the 1990s and the start of the new millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 25, 2013
A shamelessly self-promoting homage documentary to a like-minded group of rebel pop culture artists, who work together in a NYC collective but do independent work.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2008
An absorbing look at how a circle of dispossessed young artists from the 1990s eventually found its way to mainstream success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
September 26, 2008
One of the year's best documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 18, 2008
That said, all art deserves biography, and great art deserves recognition.
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