Exit Through the Gift Shop Synopsis
A French shopkeeper and a filmmaker try to document the graffiti artist known as Banksy.
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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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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,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Carrie Rickey
A beguiling and subversively funny entertainment that considers art's worth from many angles, including that of guerrilla painters,...
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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...
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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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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...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This faux-documentary is droll, aerosol-thin and ultrameta.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Peter Travers
The line between making guerrilla art and selling out has never blurred more provocatively.
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A nice surprise...

By alison_fruin
I went into Banksy's 'Exit through the Gift Shop' expecting a documentary on the infamous grafitti artist. It turned out to be a documentary on the art of grafitti itself, and how the counterculture...


By Ojay2763
This was a great documentary. It was funny & actually very informative. I had no idea street art had such a deep culture & following. The art is beautiful & the documentary provides a great...

The best documsntry I watched in awhile.

By fabiangunz
Found this gem on Netflix awhile back. Great doc. A must see. Win for Banksy who just until day was banned from the Oscars even though this film is nominated. I will own me some Banksy art....

Five Word Review

By MiamiDanny
art you can eat you...

Banksy has us all hoodwinked.

By jlshope
To find out the extent of the hoax check out my comment at The Chicago Reader review of the film....

Five Word Review

By CubanAmericaninTN
Movie for a limited group...


By martingg
interesting story and concept.....but does it really take that long to pay homage to a scam and then celebrate it?...

Five Word Review

By deecee_125
Engaging Amusing Interesting Well-paced Enlightening...

This Movie Was Quite Good

By heidelbradford
My stepbrother is quite an 'in' guy and his friends, who I also assume to be 'in', are raving about this movie. I would say it's a good movie but I wouldn't go so far as to rave about it. If you...

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Rated R | For Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Curious docu about street artists has some strong language.
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