Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013)

In Far Out, we meet an artist who creates boundary-exploring erotica and provocative political art, while penning best-selling children's literature with mischievous wit and childlike innocence. He arrives on American shores eager for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 14, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

"Far Out Isn't Far Enough" [has] a raconteur's charm rare among film studies of artists' lives.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

In 1958, Ungerer's picture book "Crictor" featured an unlikely hero, a boa constrictor, and the usual anodyne pabulum served up to bored kids would no longer do.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Ungerer has a light touch with weighty absurdity.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ungerer is a lively, articulate interview subject, acerbically funny about his run-ins with censors and anyone else who would hope to quash his colorful contradictions.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

As provocative as the art is - whether G-rated or R - the artist is even more interesting. Still sketching, still engaged, and, as the film closes, still searching for the outer reaches of enough.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A welcome introduction to a remarkable man.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

For the most part, Bernstein lets Ungerer, still impish in his 80s, do the talking.

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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times

Ungerer's ice-blue eyes, sharp tongue and palpable enjoyment in shocking the bourgeoisie make him an engaging narrator.

Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse

A deft, intelligent, tense and exciting melodrama from Denmark about a Danish ship taken by Somali pirates.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I can remember seeing Tomi Ungerer's childrens' tales even though I wasn't aware of Ungerer himself. His animation and slight subversiveness… More