Velvet Buzzsaw Reviews

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February 14, 2019
It comes within an inch of a really snappy disquisition (to use Morf's word) on the painting marketplace, but to avoid disappointment it's better approached as a gory romp.
February 2, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw has the kind of bite that leaves a mark.
February 1, 2019
A film that's every bit as shiny and hollow as those colorful balloon animals that Jeff Koons has sold for millions of dollars.
February 1, 2019
"Velvet Buzzsaw" has fun sending up the pretentiousness of the art world and its collective clamoring to discover the Next Big Thing, but it loses its bite as it morphs into a directionless horror romp.
Top Critic
February 1, 2019
Its ideas are silly, but Jake Gyllenhaal delivers them with such goofy passion that who cares?
February 1, 2019
Art-world satire meets schlocky horror in this enjoyably silly Los Angeles-set ensemble piece.
February 1, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw is never less than a feast for the eyes even when it reduces the plot to B-level butchery. What's missing is the potent provocation that Gilroy seemed to be developing at the start.
February 1, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw is a pretty soulless piece of art about the soullessness of art; but that doesn't mean it can't have a little fun proving its point.
January 31, 2019
It's a modest twist on an old horror formula, where -- like snotty teenagers -- the viewer isn't supposed to feel especially guilty about watching the characters potentially become victims.
Top Critic
January 31, 2019
Pleasantly bananapants...
January 31, 2019
A wildly inconsistent film, sometimes disappointingly clunky and as superficial as the world it's mocking, but it's also an ambitious piece of work with unforgettable imagery and an ace ensemble.
January 30, 2019
While the art world caricatures are hardly fresh, there's a lot about "Velvet Buzzsaw" that's pretty savvy and even inspired.
January 30, 2019
The confident storytelling and the bravura acting - Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette and John Malkovich contribute compelling caricatures - carry "Buzzsaw" all the way home.
January 30, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw is half - perhaps as much as two-thirds - of a smart, enjoyable and original movie.
January 30, 2019
It's "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with a better cast and an MFA degree.
January 30, 2019
A rushed and scattershot affair.
January 29, 2019
"Velvet Buzzsaw" isn't for everyone. Most people already know whether or not they're into an art-world satire. But, hey, that's what Netflix is for.
January 29, 2019
Despite flaws, there's a strange curiosity that propels Velvet Buzzsaw and Gilroy's unusual, bitter, silly, and often very funny genre cocktail does make for a fun diversion.
January 28, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw is perhaps the first-ever art-world horror satire, but it has the feeling of a bawdy night at a mystery dinner or an anti-Establishment mummers play - and I mean this in the most complimentary way possible.
January 28, 2019
A deliciously vicious satire unafraid to use campy gore to assert its commentary on commodified art.
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