Art School Confidential
Art School Confidential (2006)

"Art School Confidential" follows Jerome, an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. Arriving as a freshman at a prestigious East Coast art school, filled with every artsy "type" there is,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 5, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Art School's misanthropy is too sour, its targets too flat and cliched, and Clowes and Zwigoff stumble when trying to build a story around the premise.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Curiously, this relentlessly cynical tone turns out sounding refreshingly original compared to the usual pieties in the genre.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A movie with the odd, tired joke about art and artists, a college romance that isn't romantic, and a plot twist that doesn't twist at all.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Cynical and raunchy comedy for adults only.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

No matter which is the real imitator, life or art, Art School Confidential does its own fine job skewering both.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Zwigoff's angry exposť of this intense, tiny subculture isn't fair to anyone in the art world, but if you can stomach the overstatement, it's often scathingly funny. And it's sometimes scathingly smart.

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It's a shame that the film's main impetus turns out to be focused on such a pedestrian and predictable plot.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The film loses its way with multiple subplots, becoming a hodgepodge that isn't particularly hard to follow, but, far worse, provides no compelling reason to bother.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

What keeps the film from being altogether snide and smug are the well-intentioned performances.

Fernando F. Croce

Messy, squalidly funny

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Man, I wanted to like this skewering of the exploiters who claim to teach art, but the filmmakers didn't trust their own instincts enough, their own vision… More
Jim Hunter
An art student pursues a beautiful woman while a killer stalks the student body. I liked the film's almost oppressively cynical air. Multiple characters… More
Spencer S.
Art School Confidential is a film that is universally panned by many, and appreciated by a small number. The ones who think it's highly aggravating are… More
Manu Gino
Who said anything about talent? I thought this movie was good and different. It's suppose to be a comedy/drama kinda film, you can see it as you want.… More
Cast: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, Matt Keeslar, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Huston, Joel David Moore, Scoot McNairy, Ethan Suplee, Nick Swardson,… More
Melvin White
Professor Sandiford: Now, everyone don't be so hard on Jerome. He is attempting to achieve the impossible. He is trying to sing in his own voice using… More