Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

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"Flagrantly attention-seeking but famously anonymous, Brit street-artist/prankster Banksy has now put his name to this energetic, headily entertaining item of art-world provocation. The film was supposed to be about him, and ultimately it is, but Banksy turned the camera on Thierry Guetta, the wannabe LA artist who was documenting his activities. Unhappy with Guetta’s footage, he provoked him to go off and create some gonzo art-market capital for himself – with disturbing results. Audiences elsewhere have been indulging in wild speculation about the true nature of Banksy’s participation. Who’s pulling whose strings here? A great time is guaranteed figuring out your own take on the myriad issues at play." (NZ International Film Festival 2010)

2010Rating: MA15+, for some language87 minsUSA, UK
Documentary

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Exit Through the Gift Shop | Reviews

96%115 reviews

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Variety

Variety

A raucously entertaining postmodern survey of guerrilla street art that appears to be one thing, only to fold back on itself and examine would-be filmmaker Thierry Guetta instead.

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Total Film

Total Film

Interviewed in identity-concealing shadow, the appealingly wry Banksy freely admits he’s no film pro. But while stylistically the film’s merely adequate, its French subject is as diverting as a motorway pile-up.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Exit could be a new subgenre: the prankumentary. Audiences, however, would be advised simply to enjoy the film on its face -- even if that face is a carefully contrived mask.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This teasing faux documentary about Banksy and his fellow street artists is priceless – and hilarious...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The widespread speculation that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax only adds to its fascination.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Subversive, provocative and unexpected, Exit Through the Gift Shop delights in taking you by surprise, starting quietly but ending up in a hall of mirrors as unsettling as anything Lewis Carroll's Alice ever experienced.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hugely entertaining documentary challenges conventional concepts of legitimate art and the creative process.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A provocative and typically post-Postmodern debut from the artist known as Banksy.

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Exit Through the Gift Shop | Release Details

Exit Through the Gift Shop is available to stream in Australia now on Stan and Google Play and Apple TV and Ritz at Home and Beamafilm and Prime Video Store.