"On the evidence of Con Artist a lively portrait of the enfant terrible in middle age,
Mark Kostabi doesn't draw indifferent responses."
— Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Michael Sladek's entertaining documentary portrait of
one of the art world's most outrageous provocateurs."
— Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The film gets at the pitiful need and loneliness that drives fame whores.
Nevertheless, it remains most compelling when bursting Kostabi's self-important bubble."
— Nick Schager, Village Voice
"Con Artist is inventive in its mix of quick-paced, pithy talking-head interviews
(among them filmmaker Michel Gondry), forays into Kostabi's childhood in an Estonian
emigré home in Whittier, California, and peeks at his present-day desperate attempts
at climbing back to a no-longer-existent top."
— Diego Costa, Slant Magazine