Smash His Camera Synopsis
Paparazzo Ron Galella is relentless in his pursuit of celebrity snapshots.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
So what happens when people forget about all those people he stalked and snapped? Will his collection still be seen as an invaluable store...
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Highly entertaining and skillful documentary.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Fittingly, there is something both thrilling and deeply unpleasant about looking at Galella's body of work -- there is casual genius in...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Filmmaker Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings") paints an entertaining portrait of the still-working 79-year-old photographer.
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70

Village Voice

Gast's documentary portrait has a freewheeling charm that perfectly matches its subject.
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
This entertaining docu by "When We Were Kings'?" Leon Gast is more eccentric personality portrait than the in-depth scrutiny of...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's no denying that paparazzo Ron Galella is a New York character. What's at issue in Leon Gast's entertaining documentary is whether...
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60

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
In Smash His Camera Mr. Galella emerges as a kindred soul for the curious documentarian and as a large, complicated personality in his own...
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
Leon Gast's profile of the photographer is not devoid of entertainment value or unhelpful in understanding the history of photojournalism,...
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40

Time Out New York

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Galella's real crime goes conspicuously unmentioned: feeding the cult of celebrity while stoking a public appetite for empty gossip as news.
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Rated PG-13 | For brief language and nudity