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Who Does She Think She Is? Reviews

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Anna King
Time Out
October 15, 2008
This documentary encapsulates everything that gives feminism a bad name, from whining about patriarchal society to celebrating the goddess within.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 2, 2009
Little more than one overly drawn-out act of throat-clearing.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeremy Heilman
July 18, 2012
The film's clear-eyed view of the art world is tough to argue with, but routes to change in the status quo are beyond the its scope.
Full Review | Original Score: 46/100
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
October 17, 2008
Sometimes strident and combative, and sometimes celebratory and encouraging, uneven pic often feels like a cobbled-together recap of '70s feminist issues, still patently unresolved.
Cynthia Fuchs
April 7, 2009
Who Does She Think She Is? shows the daily chaos facing women artists trying to keep pace with families and ambitions, activist politics and personal choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 15, 2008
That personal, private creation (i.e. painting, sculpture) is held up as the standard for artistic expression over collaboration (i.e. film directing) smacks of art-as-onanism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
October 21, 2008
Lively and informative documentary makes an estimable contribution to the field of gender studies by arguing that motherhood and art shouldnâ(TM)t be seen as mutually exclusive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 9, 2009
Rather than creating a work of lament or complaint, the filmmakers embark on a series of feel-good profiles of working women artists -- in such places as Providence, Cambridge, and Taos, N.M. -- who also happen to be mothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
October 15, 2008
By limiting herself to an actor, a painter, sculptors, and a printmaker, Boll gives herself plenty to work with; when the stories drag, and they occasionally do, the art's there to inspire and uplift.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 13, 2009
An unabashed polemic promoting more female artist exhibitions, and art sales, this film is as entertaining as it is one-sided. Inspiring enough that men, too, might be moved to artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 17, 2008
Who Does She Think She Is? is an engaging documentary about the struggle to create art while nurturing life.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2009
With its playfully pointed use of archival clips and with its subjects' striking talents on display, the well-crafted film celebrates courage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 17, 2008
Can women follow their artis tic instincts and still function as wives and mothers? Pamela Tanner Boll's articulate documentary answers that question with a qualified "Yes."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 21, 2008
Terrific, engaging and moving documentary about the ongoing conundrum of women in the arts today.

National Post
April 3, 2009
| Original Score: 3/4
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