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Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    86

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    "Andy Warhol" makes you see that beneath the gargoyle hipster mask, he filled that emptiness with an art of transcendent sincerity.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    While there is invariably repetition and drag in [the film], it also bursts with compelling detail and extraordinary insight into anenigmatic figure about whom we come away more or less enlightened.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety

    Art aficionados the world over will want to catch the pic, which PBS airs later this month; given the impact Warhol had on the world, it's a must for culture vultures.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    What's so mesmerizing about this film is the sight, in an endless rush of color and images, of so much of his work in one place, includingpieces we don't often see.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The movie is an entirely absorbing, occasionally revelatory portrait of a brilliant talent driven to greatness by an inner chorus of demons and angels.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    The result is an intellectual history of Warhol, bucking the trend toward the star-studded VH1-ization of biodocs and constructed with a mission to dispel the artist's own self-created image as high-fashion hobnobber in favor of a more profound depiction. Burns argues for a cogitating, agitating Warhol: deep thinker, cultural barometer, and world changer.

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