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Art & Copy Review

  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2009
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Doug Pray

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    A scattershot, repetitive documentary about the creative minds ­behind some of the most arresting ad campaigns of the past 40 years.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Yet however stirring these vintage campaigns and their graying creators may be for ad junkies and nostalgists, Pray fails at analysis: His film is simply a tribute.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    The world may be going “Mad Men,” but Doug Pray’s documentary Art & Copy,”which is being released just five days after the season premiere of that acclaimed television series, presents a very different picture of the advertising industry.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Like a good ad, Art & Copy bounds along and never bores. That's a big credit to Pray's savvy compilation and of editor Phillip Owens' crisp cuts.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    An entertaining but also oddly naive documentary about American advertising.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    One of the main treats of Art & Copy is that it allows us to revisit those classic ads, all of which are just as exciting now as they were when they first ran.

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