Art & Copy
Art & Copy (2009)

"Art & Copy" is a powerful film about advertising and inspiration It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Art & Copy doesn't probe deeply enough, or think critically enough about its subject.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Pray inserts facts that are eye-popping (the food industry spends $34 billion annually on ads) and alarming (every year, the average child sees 20,000 TV commercials).

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

An entertaining but also oddly naive documentary about American advertising.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... this survey of the greatest hits of salesmanship is an interesting look at the intersection of art, exploitation, business and popular culture, and the creative culture that creates these campaigns.

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Peter Schilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Art & Copy offers an intriguing -- some might say frightening -- glimpse into the world that has prompted a generation of Americans to religiously tune into the Super Bowl just to watch those short movies that sell product.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

When all is said and done, Art & Copy is little more than an ad for advertising.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Funded by the very same business it purports to examine, the film does not question the hand that strokes and feeds it. Rather, it celebrates it. It is not documentary at all, it merely resembles one.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

They are the giants of modern advertising, and they have some alluring tales to tell.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Occasionally Art & Copy becomes an advertisement for advertising -- some of the talking heads are a little self-congratulatory -- but it offers plenty of food for thought. And makes it taste good, too.

Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Doug Pray asked them what it was like to change the world on behalf of someone else's product

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
A bit dry, and a bit inside, but this is a film for ad geeks that focuses on advertising since the big change: the day that art directors and copy writers… More
Byron Brubaker
This doc turns its camera, early in its run time, on a young man who's family has worked putting up highway billboards for several generations. He admits… More
Matt Spencer
Interesting look at advertisement, messages. Not so much design, but more about the story behind it and how they thought outside the box to develop an… More