...humanizes a figure lazily written off as a novelty, sometimes by using salacious chapters in Ross’ legacy not well known.
...any documentary that takes up the cause of an embattled public figure, even one long dead, at least leaves us with hope.
...leaves no doubt that the man was an inspiration for his numerous fans.
Bob Ross is having a moment, and this film both capitalizes on his continued popularity and critiques the multi-million-dollar business built up around him.
...blending genuine admiration with a healthy dose of introspection that only deepens a viewer’s admiration of the painter.