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Con Artist Reviews

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February 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2011
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 | Original Score: B-
March 31, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2011
An entertaining, occasionally poignant look at America's obsession with celebrity through the career of one eccentric individual
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 19, 2010
[Director Michael Sladek] lets Kostabi hang himself and the auto-execution is fully effected about halfway through.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2010
Michael Sladek's entertaining documentary portrait of one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2010
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.
November 9, 2010
While we may have learned to properly code our insecurities in the fabric of everyday life, Kastabi is, ironically, in the business of unabashed honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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