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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There isn't a boring shot anywhere, and writer-director Schnabel is clearly enjoying himself as he plays with expressionist sound, neo-Eisensteinian edits, and all sorts of other filmic ideas."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The character on the screen (played by Jeffrey Wright)... is nothing more than a surface."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Pretentious and dull."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Often seems like a blank canvas."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Modest effort to illuminate the turbulent life of the New York artist."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Wright is brilliant."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"By the end of Basquiat, there are even fewer answers than when we started."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Schnabel made his film about Basquiat, which carries its own validation. He's also made something of a work of art in its own right."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A stylish and interesting look at a moment in New York City's art world where everyone stopped to look at one person, who never seemd to quite fit."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Wright is at his best when interacting with the numerous great actors who lend small parts and cameos to the independent film."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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