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

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Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 18, 2013
Ungerer is a lively, articulate interview subject, acerbically funny about his run-ins with censors and anyone else who would hope to quash his colorful contradictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 11, 2013
For the most part, Bernstein lets Ungerer, still impish in his 80s, do the talking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
June 20, 2013
Ungerer's ice-blue eyes, sharp tongue and palpable enjoyment in shocking the bourgeoisie make him an engaging narrator.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
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."
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Andy Webster
New York Times
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
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
June 11, 2013
Though nobody's citizen, the artist, as this engrossing if somewhat oblique career portrait confirms, is still present.
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Michael Atkinson
Time Out
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