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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? Reviews

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Louis Proyect
July 28, 2009
A highly revealing look at class differences stemming from a dispute between a crude 73 year old woman who bought what might be a Pollock painting and her detractors in the upper echelons of the art world.
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
The movie is an enjoyable look into the hypocrisy and prejudices of the art world as experienced by a down-to-earth woman with a heart of gold and a sense of principle to match.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
May 21, 2007
a fun movie that any art enthusiast ought to see
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Mohan
January 19, 2007
The real star of the film is [subject Teri] Horton, whose straight-talking ways and supportive circle of friends are a stark contrast to the haughty insults of academia.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 28, 2006
Who the #$&% is this filmmaker? One to keep an eye on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
December 1, 2006
Who the $#%& Is Jackson Pollock? doesn't really answer the titular question, but it mesmerizes in its attempt.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 27, 2006
Fascinatingly ambiguous tale and bizarre cast of characters make it one of the more entertaining documentaries in recent memory.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 17, 2006
The movie is an entertaining stroll through a colorful gallery of characters including, in villain mode, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 17, 2006
By the time it's over, you'll be inspired to scour your own attic for undiscovered treasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
November 17, 2006
... entertaining documentary ...
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ariella Budick
November 16, 2006
For the film, the verdict is beside the point. Moses uses the plucky Horton's battle to make an oblique argument about class, and his target is the art-world Goliath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 15, 2006
[A] beguiling documentary detective story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 15, 2006
Harry Moses' entertaining documentary portrays the debate between connoisseurship and science as a culture war.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
November 14, 2006
Who needs a piercingly satiric mockumentary when you have this lively documentary's broad, real-life personalities?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jessica Grose
Village Voice
November 14, 2006
While the forensics is marginally interesting, the most arresting piece of the film is Horton herself, as she asks of the art world, 'Who the hell do they think they are?'
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