Exit Through the Gift Shop- August 10th

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
English- Documentary
Rated “R”
Runtime- 86 min.
dir. Banksy

It’s disappointing to hear quite so much discussion about this film’s authenticity, because I don’t think that’s what people need to be discussing after viewing something so good. At its core (however true it may be) the film is a great examination of street art and its exploitation.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

The story follows the naive Thierry Guetta on his journey from amateur filmmaker, to documentarian , to artist. True or not, it’s a good story and very well-written.

Acting: 1.5/2

If they are actors, they’re pretty good. If not, still good to watch.

Photography/Set: 1/2

Amateur, and it shows.

Sound/FX: 2/2

Cool effects, but the real show is the killer soundtrack. It really serves to compliment the underground, cutting-edge feel of the flick.

Misc: 1.5/2

Other than a third act that outstays its welcome, everything else is pretty well put together.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

If you want to know about the street art scene, this is a great intro.

About svolkmer

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