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Bomb It Reviews

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June 6, 2008
A remarkably compact and engaging overview of the history and ideology of this urban outlaw art form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2008
Genuinely global, multicultural, and multilingual in its urban perspectives.
April 25, 2008
Their increasingly colorful, elaborate and large signatures sparked heated debate: Was graffiti an emerging art, a legitimate form of social criticism or vandalism pure and simple?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2008
Jon Reiss' high-energy doc hops all across the globe in order to paint the fullest portrait of the most modern art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2008
What distinguishes Jon Reiss's lively, sure-handed film from the rest is that it widens the spectrum by taking a comprehensively international viewpoint.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 24, 2008
A colorful examination of property and public space, the rebellion of self-expression and an art form that's as controversial in art galleries as it is on the streets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 24, 2008
The subject is never less than fascinating, though the film's repetitive format and reiteration of the same points ad infinitum will wear you down before the paint can dry.
Read More | Original Score: 3/6
April 23, 2008
Bomb It's uncritical survey of world graffiti culture nods to history and cave art, then basically repeats itself.
April 18, 2008
Jon Reiss' globetrotting documentary may not move people to hug their local graffiti tagger, but it at least gives context to a practice that many urbanites view as mindless vandalism.
April 4, 2008
The kinetic editing that keeps bopping from continent to continent never lets up, and it's often impossible to absorb the impressive array of images.
April 3, 2008
Bomb It offers a new way of looking at the world's cities, courtesy of the art world's fleeting phantoms, who often have to choose between buying food or a can of spray paint.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 26, 2008
Entertaining, high-energy survey.
February 23, 2008
Bomb It! is a brisk and bracing portrait of the state of the art. Of course, the fact that the art is often a crime comes up ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2007
Bomb It lays out the history of graffiti art better than any other work that we can remember, and at the core of the film is a poignant social statement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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