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Saving Banksy Reviews

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January 18, 2017
The film grapples with the complicated issue of unsanctioned Banksy auctions, but it does so in a way that tends to oversimplify the motives of everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 18, 2017
Characters ranging from the benighted to the unsavory to the perfectly slimy populate the film, alongside the only figures who really have anything of substance to say: the artists themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2017
Many great debates like this are presented without time to dive deeper, a fact making Day's film a wonderful prologue to all despite preventing it from being an essential thesis on any one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 16, 2017
Not a patch on its conceptually oriented precursor Exit Through the Gift Shop, so long as the subject of filmmaking is avoided, this should spark lively debate on the drive home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 19, 2017
Zbigniew Herbert's poetic prophecy of a rat becoming a unit of currency plays out in Colin M. Day's documentary Saving Banksy, which considers the tensions between street artists and their wealthy collectors.
January 18, 2017
Inadvertently demonstrates that nearly every response to Banksy's work is wrong.
February 3, 2017
As invigorating, illuminating, stylishly edited and captivating as Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/19
January 19, 2017
Fascinating ...
January 16, 2017
Day's debut succeeds in part thanks to its modest scope, viewing the street-art phenomenon through an attempt to rescue one of its highly perishable creations for the public good ...
February 14, 2017
Lively and well executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 19, 2017
Fast-moving, beautifully produced documentary about an art collector's rescue of a famous piece of graffiti art.
January 19, 2017
[A] lively, involving documentary ...
February 1, 2017
The interviews with street artists about the ethics of making art and taking art become the true subject... and a small, spirited conversation with graffiti artists and other passionate voices. The museum curators on view, not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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