"Ron Galella is a viper, a parasite, a stalker, a vermin. He is also, I have decided, a national treasure."
"Ridiculously entertaining… a deceptively complex look at the fluid nature of celebrity, glamour, privacy, and art."
"A dishy and elegant portrait of Ron Galella – the most famous of all paparazzi, the most trail-blazing and artful, and also the most blood-boilingly vilified. Galella’s photographs are raw, beautiful, shocking, tender, fascinating, and real."
"Famously and successfully sued by Jackie Onassis, and slugged just as famously and successfully by Marlon Brando, denounced from the pulpits of punditry for decades, Galella has been a man easy to hate. But whether he can be blamed for sparking the current celeb-ysteria, he certainly created a body of work that is historically irreplaceable. [Director Leon] Gast, who won an Oscar® for his documentary When We Were Kings, gives us a man of personal complexity as well, a man who has photographed legends but still says ‘Catherine De Nerve,’ a tough guy who lives in a house a friend describes as right out of ‘The Sopranos,’ except the Sopranos did not have a statue-studded pet bunny cemetery in the backyard."
— Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times