(IV) (2016)

Critic Reviews

72

Metascore

Based on 11 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
An epic, often funny testament to creative fearlessness.
80
If Burden has any fault, it’s that it is overly straight, but perhaps for a subject with which it is so difficult to relate, that is necessary.
80
A portrait of the artist emerges that’s complex, somewhat mysterious, but ultimately quite winning.
75
He was a real artist and, especially if you believe that art is all about asking questions, about life and about art, he was a great one.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Even for viewers who know much more about Burden than that thing with the rifle, it's almost certain to trigger a hunger for more.
70
Whether as a constructor of large-scale enchantments or a notorious conceptualist, he emerges in this portrait as sincerely searching.
63
Slant Magazine
The film dispenses with sensationalism, engaging with Chris Burden's most notorious work on its own terms.
60
Village Voice
[A] densely packed but occasionally facile documentary.
60
This is a film unafraid to look at [Burden's] acts, but timid when approaching his ideas.
60
[An] engaging if straightforward doc.

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