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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story Reviews

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June 11, 2013
Ungerer is certainly an irrepressible force, but beyond his surreal erotica getting him blacklisted from picture books in the early '70s, his life isn't very dramatic, and Bernstein's film pads it with historical footage and precious animations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2013
Does every semi-famous person deserve a full-length documentary about them?
Full Review | Original Score: 2
August 30, 2013
The art floats and comes to life, animated and illustrating the flights of fantasy that continue unabated at [Ungerer] studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2013
Brad Bernstein's documentary proves that Ungerer's legacy is as historically significant as it is artistically.
June 11, 2013
The subject is more fascinating than the documentary about him, in this case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2012
Easily the most wildly fascinating artist profiled in a documentary since Crumb.
June 20, 2013
Ungerer's ice-blue eyes, sharp tongue and palpable enjoyment in shocking the bourgeoisie make him an engaging narrator.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2013
A welcome introduction to a remarkable man.
July 19, 2013
Ungerer's art is interesting, and so is he.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2013
As provocative as the art is - whether G-rated or R - the artist is even more interesting. Still sketching, still engaged, and, as the film closes, still searching for the outer reaches of enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 16, 2013
A formidable creative force fueled by massive contradictions, Ungerer is a kind of self-analytical shrink here. Conflicted yet inspired by identity issues, political injustice art, and a weirdly beloved treasure trove of headless sex slave barbie dolls.
June 16, 2013
"Far Out Isn't Far Enough" is everything a good documentary should be.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 13, 2013
Charming animated sequences offer a tantalizing taste of this creator's singular talents, underscoring the grievous wrongs dealt him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2013
Though nobody's citizen, the artist, as this engrossing if somewhat oblique career portrait confirms, is still present.
June 18, 2013
The colorful personality and heterogeneous body of work of French-born illustrator-author Tomi Ungerer is vividly brought to life in docu "Far Out Isn't Far Enough."
February 4, 2014
Ungerer has a light touch with weighty absurdity.
September 5, 2013
"Far Out Isn't Far Enough" [has] a raconteur's charm rare among film studies of artists' lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2013
A deft, intelligent, tense and exciting melodrama from Denmark about a Danish ship taken by Somali pirates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
June 15, 2013
Children's book author, antiwar agitator and pornographer for the carriage trade, Tomi Ungerer is one of the more interesting artists of the past half-century. Be thankful that this documentary captures his essence.
July 11, 2013
In 1958, Ungerer's picture book "Crictor" featured an unlikely hero, a boa constrictor, and the usual anodyne pabulum served up to bored kids would no longer do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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