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The Collector (2006)

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Nearly 50 years after throwing caution to the wind and abandoning his career in law to open an art gallery showcasing abstract expressionist works by such emerging artists as Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud, the founder of the acclaimed Allan Stone Gallery is profiled by filmmaker daughter Olympia in a documentary that asks whether Allan Stone's penchant for collecting art is driven by admiration for the craft, or simple obsession. Founded in 1960, the Allan Stone Gallery was still going strong at the dawn of the 21st century. In this documentary, art lovers are afforded the rare opportunity of seeing Allan doing what he does best -- opening exhibits, conversing with artists, spending quiet time with family, and discussing the various works of art that fill his sprawling Westchester home.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

An amusing look at the life of a unique human who lived life to the fullest.

April 27, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Collector, a documentary about influential New York art gallery owner Allan Stone, is fascinating for its nonstop parade of significant 20th-century art.

April 25, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

For a film about obsession, Olympia Stone's biopic is remarkably laid back.

April 24, 2007 | Full Review…

A pleasant experience, one roughly akin to viewing a casual acquaintance's unexpectedly witty homemovies. Provided, of course, said acquaintance is the child of a charismatic eccentric who was a friend and champion of such artists as Willem de Kooning.

April 24, 2007
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Olympia tries to impose order on a loosely shaped series of interviews with and about her dad via voice-over narration, but her trivial, self-absorbed musings only make the film seem more like an accomplished home movie than a serious documentary.

April 27, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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