More than just a movie about British graffiti artist Banksy, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" tells a story that reminds that art, in all its forms, is a constant, very human conversation.
The movie is an insiders' look at the street art scene, which ends up documenting the journey of the impromptu filmmaker "Thierry Guetta" himself. It's a study for everyone who's both fascinated and confused by art. At the end of the movie, someone sums it up by wondering aloud who the joke is on... or whether there even is a joke. The story it tells is entertaining while it hits on some of the same issues as Ryan McGinness's Sponsorship, which considers the complex consequences that are born from the mingling of money and art.