Sketches of Frank Gehry
Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006)

Frank Gehry is that rare kind of architect who has garnered both critical acclaim and popular recognition. His designs dramatically blur the line between art and architecture; his sketches and models are the basis for dynamic structures and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 12, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This affectionate, casually framed portrait of the acclaimed architect reveals him to be an engaging, likeable subject.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Pollack's documentary is a friendly affair that presents some stunning footage of several Gehry projects.

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Catherine Fox
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As fascinating and faceted as its subject.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Pollack is not a particularly introspective documentary maker; he is content to let his subject merely expound and ramble at length. However, in Gehry's case, this actually works. He is a good raconteur: witty and amiable.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

A refreshingly small-scale film, almost a home movie made by the director of such films as Tootsie, Out of Africa and The Way We Were.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

What the filmmaker omits are precisely the laymen the movie set out to explain Gehry to.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

(...) Un documental que debería ver todo aquel que alguna vez haya sentido la necesidad o las ganas de crear algo, ya sea una pieza de cerámica, un edificio o una película.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Not just instructive, but reassuring for anyone who does creative work, and who worries, as everyone does, about being equal to the task.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

What benefits the picture early on, giving it a casual air, becomes cloying in the later going, making it feel like a smug exercise in mutual admiration.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

The result is a persuasive movie which proves beyond doubt that at least some geniuses are intensely practical as well as intuitive.

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[font=Century Gothic]"Sketches of Frank Gehry" is an insightful documentary about noted architect Frank Gehry, the creative force behind such… More
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I met Sydney Pollack when he came to New Orleans to introduce and discuss this film. I actually worked at the mall where the cinema was, and I couldn't… More
John Ballantine
Sydney Pollack's hommage to his good friend Frank Gehry is interesting but ultimately it fails to really give us a sense of what makes Gehry tick. I think… More
Ross Collins
Oh dear. Would could have been a fascinating insight into architectural design turns out to be a load of sentimental hero-worshipping clap-trap! A slide-show… More