90

Village Voice

It's an absorbing document of an extraordinary act of generosity.
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75

RogerEbert.com

As the saying goes, I may not know art, but I know what I like. I like this movie.
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75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It’s a compelling, even stirring, tale.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Megumi Sasaki's follow-up to her first documentary, 2008's Herb & Dorothy, is as engaging and unpretentious as its subjects.
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Much like a work of art, the film invites a range of reactions, though it’s far easier to process than the daubs, doodles and other weird works that now hang all over the country.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
The democratic nature of the project and its exploration here jibes with the story of the Vogels, who (to put it mildly) don't conform to the stereotype of the filthy-rich art patron.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
Dorothy Vogel is less the soft-spoken housewife from the first film than a businesswoman both shrewd and mousy, and her trajectory affords the film its closest semblance to a story.
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60

Time Out New York

The tangential artist interviews and constant lionizing of the star couple meander, but given how museums between the coasts rely on collectors for life support, 50x50 still acts as a provocative call to arms: Those who love art must support it.
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50

The New York Times

By Miriam Bale
It’s difficult to dislike a documentary with such noble, generous subjects, but the film is unfocused and repetitious, not sure whether it is a road trip, a story of a couple or an exploration of small art institutions.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

The film's hymn of praise quickly grows cloying, thanks partly to a relentless musical soundtrack.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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