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buffalogal
12.15.10, 7:04 PM
This is another one of those movies that is billing itself as a "documentary" but I think it is pretty obviously not one. Instead, I think it is an extraordinary performance piece by Banksy, the street graffiti artist, who has produced an interesting piece of social commentary about art and celebrity, among other things.

The premise is that an oddball French dude (Theirry Guetta) becomes obsessed with videotaping street artists and eventually connects with the most famous of them all, Banksy. But Banksy ends up turning the "film" Thierry is supposedly making into a story about Thierry instead.

Real, fake ... doesn't really matter. It is a darn entertaining film and I'd give it an "A" - well worth a watch!