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85

Metascore

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100
That rarest of art documentaries, one that actually leaves viewers with a better sense of the gifted versus the phony.
100
An exhilarating hall-of-mirrors look at what happens when global art fame turns anonymous, artists become objects, fans turn into artists, and the whole what's-sincere-and-what's-a-sham spectacle is more fun than art was ever supposed to be.
100
Subversive, provocative and unexpected, Exit Through the Gift Shop delights in taking you by surprise, starting quietly but ending up in a hall of mirrors as unsettling as anything Lewis Carroll's Alice ever experienced.
91
A documentary that doubles as a comic thriller, and it’s as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.
90
Hugely entertaining documentary challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process.
80
Narrated by Rhys Ifans with the dryness of a dessicated toad, Exit Through the Gift Shop is both an exhilarating testament to serendipity and an appalling testament to art-world inanity.
80
Variety
A raucously entertaining postmodern survey of guerrilla street art that appears to be one thing, only to fold back on itself and examine would-be filmmaker Thierry Guetta instead.
80
Not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious exposé on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas.
80
Wall Street Journal
This faux-documentary is droll, aerosol-thin and ultrameta.
75
A fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the world of high-level and socially conscious graffiti artists?

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