100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Rare is the profile that captures so much oddness with so little judgment. You owe yourself a chance to be challenged.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
We're given an intimate seat to this wildly democratic - and creepily messianic - spectacle.
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88

New York Post

The second half offers shot after shot of the people who sat opposite Abramovi - an unexpectedly enthralling record of reactions that range from stark agony to rather phony amusement.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
An elegantly observed, sleekly packaged look at an artist whose career-long balance of enigma and self-exposure culminated in a 2010 retrospective at New York City's Museum of Modern Art.
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80

Total Film

By Simon Kinnear
Matthew Akers’ document of the event skews close to hagiography but is consistently informative in charting Abramovic’s career, and genuinely engaging thanks to his subject’s witty, unpretentious presence.
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80

Empire

By Damon Wise
A little pretentious maybe, but then you've got to wonder at a woman who could sit motionless in a wooden chair, eight hours a day for three months.
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75

Boston Globe

The oddest moment in this riveting documentary comes when Marina Abramovic, the performance artist, meets David Blaine, the illusionist.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Abramovic is a sensationally attractive narcissist and the filmmakers are clearly smitten with her, but the film goes a long way to establish the intellectual seriousness and dedication involved in her ambitious series of art stunts.
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63

Slant Magazine

As entertaining as the documentary is, it never really measures up to the fascination and sheer force of personality of its subject.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This trip through the seminal performance artist's (often literal) body of work is sometimes too cozy, yet Abramovic might argue that objectivity is impossible if truth is the destination.
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74 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.