Gilbert Cruz
May 04, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
74 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/15/06
director
Harry Moses
distributor
Picturehouse
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

”You ain’t gonna believe this s—,” says Teri Horton, the documentary’s feisty protagonist. She’s absolutely right. When Horton — a 73-year-old former truck driver —picked up a $5 painting at a thrift store, she never imagined it might be a genuine Pollock worth millions (see the film’s title, Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock, for her initial reaction). Her attempts to prove its legitimacy make the film a thriller (forensic experts weigh in), a class study (snooty art aficionados versus the blue-collar Horton), and a delightful ode to a rare breed of feisty American stubbornness. A-

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