Exit Through The Gift Shop Reviews

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November 18, 2011
June 24, 2010
The plain fact is that, on some level, it doesn't matter whether the film is true or not. Either way, it's fascinating. Either way, we learn a lot. Either way, it's a great film.
June 23, 2010
A provocative and absorbing exploration of what constitutes art, the creative process and the power of hype to triumph over talent.
May 13, 2010
As the documentary morphs into a riddle about art in the marketplace, the eyes of the beholder get crossed, and the dizziness is part of the fun.
May 7, 2010
Hoax or not, Exit Through the Gift Shop ends up energizing, aggravating, enjoyable and revealing. Is it art or isn't it? Who knows? Apparently no one.
May 7, 2010
Put-on, satire, mockumentary, goof? Whatever it is, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is an original.
May 7, 2010
Like Banksy's best street work, it pushes and prods our gullibility buttons and sends the mind swirling with questions of artistic authenticity and intent.
April 30, 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop offers an absorbing glimpse of a bracingly subversive slice of the culture, as well as some tantalizing images of Banksy at work.
April 29, 2010
Some have suggested that the whole story, including the emergence of Mr. Brainwash, is an elaborate hoax engineered by Banksy to satirize the commodification of art. If so, it's a brilliant one.
April 29, 2010
The brilliantly untrustworthy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop reminds us that a film can start out in one direction and then change course so radically, it becomes an act of provocation unto itself.
April 29, 2010
The widespread speculation that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax only adds to its fascination.
April 26, 2010
Fascinating.
April 23, 2010
This initiates a role reversal in which documentarian becomes artist and vice versa.
April 22, 2010
One of the best, most karmically satisfying comedies of the year, much to the chagrin of the people who are in it.
April 19, 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop feels dangerously close to the promotion of a cult -- almost, dare one say it, of a brand.
April 16, 2010
Exit could be a new subgenre: the prankumentary.
April 16, 2010
The film is a curiosity. It's both an attempted documentary of an artistic movement and a bemused examination about why the movie failed in that mission.
April 16, 2010
Banksy makes an appealing narrator with a deft grasp of the questions raised.
April 16, 2010
A documentary on the art world may strike you as a yawn. No worries. You'll be laughing helplessly at this one.
April 16, 2010
We don't learn that much about Banksy, other than he's a lot more meticulous than his street warrior image would suggest.
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