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Basquiat

Basquiat

1996
Drama
Biography
1h 47m
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Avg Percentile 52.15% from 557 total ratings

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Rated 09 Sep 2007
86
75th
i really liked bowie in this one. he's so charming and kind of whimsical.
Rated 22 Dec 2015
34
10th
Possibly the only film to make me less interested in someone I actually liked. And I'm not even talking about Bowie.
Rated 05 Feb 2008
83
66th
An enjoyable biopic with a great cast. Bowie as Warhol was surely the highlight, and Wright did a wonderful job in the title role.
Rated 01 Feb 2012
62
32nd
Bowie's dry-camp upward inflection at the end of each sentence attached to his disconnected demeanor raises the bar on Warhol portrayals and apparently Basquiat was black.
Rated 04 Mar 2009
55
63rd
For some reason when I stole this from my housemate, I thought it would be a horror - it pays to read the back of the DVD. Still quite intriguing.
Rated 08 Jan 2023
75
62nd
The use of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" during a scene of a dissolving relationship over heroin use has to be one of best uses of music I've ever seen in a film. The whole film masters the feeling of a detached heroin high so well, however, that this is the only time it really manages to break through with any kind of emotion. What a precise emotion though!
Rated 07 May 2020
65
51st
Under Quarantine Film Reviews #72: It features a great subtle performance from Jeffrey Wright as well as Bowie, but the wandering direction from Schnabel left a lot to be desired.
Rated 26 Feb 2017
3
41st
Filmen får ibland karaktären av representation av isolerade händelser eftersom vare sig huvudpersonens intentioner eller hans omgivande strukturer analyseras närmare. Tyvärr klarar huvudrollens innehavare heller inte av att fylla karaktären med mening, men övriga skådespelare lyser desto mer. Om man som jag har starka känslor för East Village så bidrar det också till filmens värde. MOVIES WITH A VIEW@BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK.
Rated 26 Aug 2013
64
22nd
A very general bio-pic. Although Wright is impressive as the main man, not all the members of this impressive ensemble cast are as good. At times, this film is very underwhelming (like the very lacklustre, sudden, and lazy ending). Yet there's plenty of satisfaction in watching the scenes of Basquiat spraying graffiti poetry on public property or the scenes of him at work on his paintings (that have been impressively replicated for this film).
Rated 12 May 2013
57
34th
It is unstable, both emotionally and artistically, and even at the same time, and it would be bad without Basquiat's art, but that's why it's good.
Rated 29 Jul 2010
39
31st
Basquiat to me is the ultimate example of the art world huffing their own farts, and this film despite the impressive cast only added to that impression.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
50
35th
Not bad.
Rated 24 May 2008
52
50th
I only watched it for Bowie
Rated 26 Jan 2008
55
67th
Meandering.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
18
18th
Crazy dude scrawls crappy paintings while being mentored by a neurotic under pressure. News at eleven.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
19th
Watched around time of release at the instigation of my girlfriend at that time, who happened to be an artist: she liked it; I didn't.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
63
60th
Nice.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
50th
this movie really affected me...I was a completely different person after watching this movie despite not completely understanding all of the finer points...

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