Who the $#%@ Is Jackson Pollock
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When Teri Horton, a 73 year-old former long-haul truck driver with an eighth grade education, bought a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars, she didn't know that it would pit her against the highest and mightiest people in the art world and perhaps change forever the way art is authenticated.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Fascinatingly ambiguous tale and bizarre cast of characters make it one of the more entertaining documentaries in recent memory."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"For the film, the verdict is beside the point. Moses uses the plucky Horton's battle to make an oblique argument about class, and his target is the art-world Goliath."
‑ Ariella Budick, Newsday
"A highly revealing look at class differences stemming from a dispute between a crude 73 year old woman who bought what might be a Pollock painting and her detractors in the upper echelons of the art world."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The real star of the film is [subject Teri] Horton, whose straight-talking ways and supportive circle of friends are a stark contrast to the haughty insults of academia."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"... entertaining documentary ..."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"The movie is an entertaining stroll through a colorful gallery of characters including, in villain mode, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"[A] beguiling documentary detective story."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The movie is an enjoyable look into the hypocrisy and prejudices of the art world as experienced by a down-to-earth woman with a heart of gold and a sense of principle to match."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Who the #$&% is this filmmaker? One to keep an eye on."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Who needs a piercingly satiric mockumentary when you have this lively documentary's broad, real-life personalities?"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"By the time it's over, you'll be inspired to scour your own attic for undiscovered treasures."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Harry Moses' entertaining documentary portrays the debate between connoisseurship and science as a culture war."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"a fun movie that any art enthusiast ought to see"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Who the $#%& Is Jackson Pollock? doesn't really answer the titular question, but it mesmerizes in its attempt."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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