90

The New York Times

The creativity grows like kudzu in Beauty Is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley's enlightening and often hilarious portrait of the Los Angeles artist Wayne White. And it yields a thousand blossoms.
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88

Slant Magazine

Neil Berkeley's documentary is as puckish as its subject, so steeped in artist Wayne White's creative juices that it makes you want to go straight home and start making things.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
The film is studded with stirring moments of surprise.
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Beauty Is Embarrassing stays true to White's own exacting standards: It's thoughtful, skillfully executed and pure pop pleasure, from start to finish.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Though the movie isn't wildly original, its time-tested, artistic mantra of "just go out there and do it" is hard to resist.
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75

New York Post

Those with a high tolerance for the ultimate four-letter word, and a love for eccentrics, will be entertained by both White and his art.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
As one observer here aptly - and non-hyperbolically - sums it up, White is "a founding father of the current state of pop art."
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60

Time Out New York

A breezily entertaining profile of painter, puppeteer and performer Wayne White, Beauty Is Embarrassing places the kindhearted, foulmouthed subject front and center.
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60

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
The result is an artist profile that doesn't feel like the standard, stuffy artist profile. Instead, Beauty is Embarrassing is an entertaining whimsy that, like White, never takes itself too seriously, doesn't overstay its welcome and never, ever underestimates the value of a chuckle.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An amiable if not especially urgent celebration of the life and work of Wayne White.
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71 out of 100
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