Exit Through The Gift Shop
Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" tells the incredible true… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An amusing, engrossing look at underground art, Exit Through the Gift Shop entertains as it deflates the myths and hype surrounding its subjects.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

The plain fact is that, on some level, it doesn't matter whether the film is true or not. Either way, it's fascinating. Either way, we learn a lot. Either way, it's a great film.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Hoax or not, Exit Through the Gift Shop ends up energizing, aggravating, enjoyable and revealing. Is it art or isn't it? Who knows? Apparently no one.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The characters are as compelling as you will see in anything else. Banksy is his own antihero of the film, and Guetta is fascinating to watch in his obsessive glory.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A provocative and absorbing exploration of what constitutes art, the creative process and the power of hype to triumph over talent.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Put-on, satire, mockumentary, goof? Whatever it is, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is an original.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Banksy exposes the con-job that is modern art for what it is.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As the documentary morphs into a riddle about art in the marketplace, the eyes of the beholder get crossed, and the dizziness is part of the fun.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Like Banksy's best street work, it pushes and prods our gullibility buttons and sends the mind swirling with questions of artistic authenticity and intent.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Whatever your view of Britain's most famous street artist, prepare to be teased, provoked and possibly enraged by the release of his first movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Banksy's directorial debut and it shows. It nears mockumentary status for how the subject of the film essentially becomes the filmmaker, but that switch… More
Daniel Perry
A brilliant subversive commodity that brilliantly subverts the commodification of art. Wait, what do I mean? Spoilers follow... (after a statement like that,… More
Eric Shankle
A very interesting look into the life of street art. The film focuses on Thierry Guetta's life as a filmer and later as an "artist" under than… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A fascinating documentary focusing on an eccentric guy that decided to film the work of street artists, which could make eternal their ephemeral art. It is both… More
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Ken Stachnik
Really enjoyed the hell out of this. Worth watching, but even more so, worth discussing afterward.

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