Beautiful Losers
Beautiful Losers (2008)

Filmmaker Aaron Rose celebrates the independent spirit of D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) culture in this documentary detailing how a group of like-minded American artists emerged from the underground in the early 1990s to have an enormous impact… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An insightful if fawning documentary that explores a group of 90s NYC artists.

Alan G. Artner
Chicago Tribune

On your deathbed you will want back the time it takes to see this one.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

An absorbing look at how a circle of dispossessed young artists from the 1990s eventually found its way to mainstream success.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A shamelessly self-promoting homage documentary to a like-minded group of rebel pop culture artists, who work together in a NYC collective but do independent work.

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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe

One of the year's best documentaries.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

[An] alternately winsome and irritating documentary about the art scene that grew out of the Alleged Gallery on Manhattan's Lower East Side in the 1990s.

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Peter Whittle
Times [UK]

As you watch the movie wholeheartedly and uncritically celebrate the group's "nonconformist" ethos (shouldn't someone gently break it to them?), you can feel the energy being sucked out of you.

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Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

The film's score, by Money Mark, is an entertainment in itself.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

[A] pleasant film, which sings the praises of nonconformity.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

An amiable portrait of the artist as a scruffy slacker, and a useful jumping off point for anyone interested in investigating some of the cultural issues that marked the 1990s and the start of the new millennium.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Interesting, but underwhelming documentary about art. Had some good things in it, and the artist interviews were enjoyable, but felt a bit lacking somewhere.
Lesley N
Documentary on a group of self-made artists in 90's New York and how their DIY mentality influenced the mainstream world of art and advertisting. As a fan… More

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