100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
One of the best, most karmically satisfying comedies of the year, much to the chagrin of the people who are in it.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

Hugely entertaining documentary challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A beguiling and subversively funny entertainment that considers art's worth from many angles, including that of guerrilla painters, gallerists, and seasoned collectors.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The brilliantly untrustworthy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop reminds us that a film can start out in one direction and then change course so radically, it becomes an act of provocation unto itself.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The widespread speculation that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax only adds to its fascination.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Along the way, the movie documents a movement while deftly skewering a cynical media and ever-gullible public. So whether we're being had or just enlightened, Banksy's definitely found a new medium in which to create his own works of art.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This faux-documentary is droll, aerosol-thin and ultrameta.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the world of high-level and socially conscious graffiti artists?
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The line between making guerrilla art and selling out has never blurred more provocatively.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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