Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
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DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, the journey spans Drew's early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Norman Rockwell of movie advertising steps in front of the camera for a long-overdue celebration sure to delight fans and heighten awareness of his legacy."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"The summary comes when the low-key Struzan offhandedly reveals what he often hears: "Give it your magic." It's all on view here."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"There's a context to Struzan -- not just biographically, but culturally -- and while Sharkey seems to understand that, his movie, ironically, doesn't illustrate it particularly well."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Though it will play well with genre diehards on video, the sometimes awkwardly shot doc is too fawning and narrow in scope to attract much of a crowd in theaters."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The demure, self-effacing Struzan undermines Sharkey's strategy by insisting his art is only the product of a mundane creative process."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"Drew makes a valid case for the artist as not simply an all-time great, but as a casualty of a business that prizes bottom-line cost management above unique creativity."
‑ Nick Schager, AV Club
"At length, the cheerleading (capped with fawning fanboys at San Diego Comic-Con) becomes a mildly taxing torrent. And Mr. Struzan, while an agreeable presence, is not an especially engrossing speaker."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"This star-studded documentary about poster artist Drew Struzan would never play as fiction: His rags-to-riches journey from poverty to Hollywood acclaim is straight out a '30s movie."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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