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Con Artist (2010)

Con Artist (2010)




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A dark docu-comedy excavating America's craving for fame via one of its most outrageous addicts, "business artist" Mark Kostabi. --© FB
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Con Artist

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

On the evidence of "Con Artist," a lively portrait of the enfant terrible in middle age, Mark Kostabi doesn't draw indifferent responses.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Michael Sladek's entertaining documentary portrait of one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs.

November 12, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

The film gets at the pitiful need and loneliness that drives fame whores. Nevertheless, it remains most compelling when bursting Kostabi's self-important bubble.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

At the film's heart lies the paradox: how can a con artist be conning people if he is freely admitting that is what he is doing?

Full Review… | February 10, 2013
Eye for Film

Lays bare Kostabi's popularized thinking regarding branding and self-promotion, the impact of which can be glimpsed in the ways people these days jockey to make 'ex-reality show participant' a full-time occupation.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Shared Darkness

An entertaining, occasionally poignant look at America's obsession with celebrity through the career of one eccentric individual

Full Review… | March 20, 2011

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