Basquiat

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. But the film's central figure remains a cipher, the subject of a colorful scrapbook rather than a revealing portrait.
  2. 50
    Despite the movie's suffocating sense of chic Soho hipness, it touches on all the square cliches about the tragic life of the misunderstood artist.
  3. Despite its inadequacies, Basquiat presents a fascinating glimpse of the Eighties art scene, due in large measure to several stunning performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Jake Hamilton
    40
    Oddly enough, the film scores with Bowie's spellbinding take on the ageing Warhol. Without this comedic but beautiful performance and an offbeat soundtrack, this is little more than wet paint.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 19, 2012
    5
    Basically a surprisingly old fashion biopic - late 1930s, 1940s style.....but Jake Hamilton of "Empire" magazine that you have sited amongBasically a surprisingly old fashion biopic - late 1930s, 1940s style.....but Jake Hamilton of "Empire" magazine that you have sited among your critics' responses has hit the nail-on-head when he sites DAVID BOWIE's utterly delightful and indeed mesmerizing performance as Andy Warhol....in every scene he was in I eagerly awaited EVERY WORD that Bowie's Warhol had to say......a truly amazing and fascinating performance by Bowie- a real treat !!...for this reason I am giving the film a 5 instead of a 2 rating Full Review »