Smash His Camera
Smash His Camera (2010)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sued him, Marlon Brando broke his jaw and Steve McQueen gave him a look that would have killed, if looks could kill. To the celebrities he pursued, photographer Ron Galella was the beast who threatened beauty. As… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The notorious tabloid photographer finally gets his due.

Full review…
Andrew Schenker
Time Out

Gast's film takes off only when it recounts past conquests and grudges.

Full review…
Glenn Dunks

Smash His Camera is a treasure trove for old Hollywood obsessives.

Full review…
A.O. Scott
New York Times

Mr. Galella emerges as a kindred soul for the curious documentarian and as a large, complicated personality in his own right.

Full review…
Eric Hynes
Village Voice

Leon Gast's documentary portrait has a freewheeling charm that perfectly matches its subject.

Full review…
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Ultimately, Galella's work is more interesting than the man behind the camera.

Full review…
Noel Murray
AV Club

Aside from some overly jaunty soundtrack music, Smash His Camera assembles Galella's anecdotes smartly, and supports them well visually.

Full review…
Dennis Harvey

[An] entertaining docu by When We Were Kings' Leon Gast.

Full review…
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

An entertaining and thought provoking film with more celebrity pictures, and interviews, than you can shake a stick at.

Full review…
More reviews for Smash His Camera

Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Very interesting. An amazing look at a paparazzi photo journalist who has been reviled, and scorned, throughout his career - justifiably by some accounts. He,… More
Wu Chouin
One of the first well known paparazzi. This guy is a real pro at invading people's privacy. Should have been called 'Life of a professional… More
Ken Stachnik
Fairly interesting documentary about a really interesting guy. The first famous paparazzi.
Alec Barniskis
We've seen most of this discussion on balancing the first amendment and privacy rights before, but in the final ten minutes where we see a number of young… More