One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story
One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (2008)

Filmmaker Thomas G. Miller explores the art of Reverend Albert Wagner, a self-trained modern primitive whose turbulent life prompted him to take up painting at the age of fifty, and whose redemptive works highlight the many struggles he has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

With One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story and a subject this colorful, all a nonfiction filmmaker has to do is get out of the way.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

Miller neither defends or apologizes: His remarkably candid footage (extending all the way to Wagner's deathbed and beyond) and interviews leave the man's sincerity (and his collectors') as open to scrutiny as his art.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Directed by Thomas G. Miller, One Bad Cat brings fresh light to the artist Albert Wagner.

Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A compelling bio-pic about one bad mother (shut your mouth!) who could have written a Bible for today's ghetto gangstas on how to be a player.

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out New York

Confessions like "God and art saved the Reverend Albert" beg for more interrogation than director Thomas G. Miller seems to have in him.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The film finds its footing whenever Johnny Coleman, professor of African-American Studies and Fine Arts at Oberlin College in Ohio, speaks openly about Wagner's troublesome images and the appeal those images have for whites.

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