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6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. Aug 17, 2013
    10
    A beautiful documentary that takes the viewer through the thought process of a brilliant mind. Gregory Crewdson is an exceptional artist and this documentary tells the story of each of his works which in turn have their own stories to tell. A must watch!
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87

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Mar 7, 2013
    90
    It is a rare thing to witness the creative process. But in the excellent new documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, filmmaker Ben Shapiro gives us fly-on-the-wall access over a 10-year period to an acclaimed artist as he envisions, designs and executes his surreal commentary on small-town American life in the form of an epic photo installation, "Beneath the Roses."
  2. Reviewed by: Sebastian Smee
    Nov 15, 2012
    75
    Crewdson's work is distinctive, and this film does a great job helping us understand the specific nature of his vision.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Nov 1, 2012
    75
    These elisions give an odd feeling to a film so long in the making. Crewdson's work ultimately begins to seem less enigmatic than he is himself.