Art in America
"Kostabi's slow fade makes
Con Artist a better movie"
“An enlightening look at the go-go
art boom of the '80s”
“The most intriguing documentary
we saw this year”
"a fascinating story about antics too zany to believe if they weren’t completely true"
Hammer to Nail, Michael Tully
"breezy and funny"
The Hollywood Reporter
"an entertainingly satirical doc"
"an excellent documentary"
Los Angeles Times
"a lively portrait of the enfant
terrible in middle age"
"may be the creepiest artist portrait in memory, a well-etched portrait of a desperate arriviste hysteric"
New York Magazine
"an entertaining boom-era fable"
The New York Times
"an entertaining documentary portrait
of one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs"
The Oklahoma Gazette
"you’ll enjoy every awkward, outrageous minute"
The Orlando Weekly
"speaks volumes about what our society considers worthy
of the cultural spotlight"
"So the con game goes on.
And we love it!"
"riveting...what the film really shows,
effortlessly, is what one does
in the face of human loss
Time Out Chicago, AA Dowd
“compelling...a cautionary tale about the reckless pursuit of celebrity”
"an entertaining reverie on the concept and addictive nature of celebrity"
The Village Voice
"the film gets at the pitiful need and loneliness that drives fame whores"
We Are Movie Geeks
"Con Artist blew me away"