The tag line for Beautiful Losers is “Make Something From Nothing…” but I’m not comfortable with that assessment of the brilliant documentary it’s trying to make you want to watch. Sure it’s catchy, and in some way honest. I prefer to think a better tag line would have been something along the lines of; “Everyone one is an artist, most of us are just too scare to let him out”.
Following a loose group of anti-establishment artists and creators in America in the 90’s Beautiful Losers looks at how emerging street art became mainstream. Not overnight, and never chased, but still success seems to follow these uninhibited innovators, albeit at some distance.
The documentary is as rough and ready as the people it’s covering, but it also contains the tangible passion and creative spirit that the same people refused to allow to lie dormant inside them.
A beautifully put together look at what many will never consider art, but who’s creative depth and originality is hard to ignore.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Rating: [M] Contains offensive language and nudity.
Released on: November 12th, 2009
Length (Minutes): 90
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1