Bill Cunningham New York Reviews

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March 19, 2012
Press is careful to keep the focus on Cunningham as he's keeping his focus on those around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 18, 2012
Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
March 15, 2012
Recommended if you are a dedicated follower of fashion.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 15, 2012
This affectionate documentary celebrates the veteran photographer who, at 84, still works a tough schedule, taking photos on the street of real people wearing real fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Healy
Radio Times
March 15, 2012
This isn't the confessional exposť some would hope, but it is a reverent profile of a fascinating, funny and inspirational gentleman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 15, 2012
Bill Cunningham New York is a minor joy, lurking amid the week's non-fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Tweddle
Little White Lies
March 15, 2012
Gives you new perspectives of fashion, photography and New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
March 13, 2012
He was the first, and what's obvious from this lively and engaging doc, an original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
March 11, 2012
There's few sharp edges or dirt digging, but it's no less engaging for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carmen Gray
Total Film
March 5, 2012
A doc that'll make more than just fashionistas smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny
February 23, 2012
Press asks Cunningham only two questions: one about love, the other God. Both cut deep. The price of this lifelong quest to document beauty is a heavy one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fiona Williams
sbs.com.au
January 31, 2012
A collective of well-groomed talking heads chronicle Cunningham's career as a milliner-turned-fashion historian, and their insights speak volumes about the origins of this pillar of integrity's faultless work ethic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
January 4, 2012
Whatever this Times-produced, TV-ready tribute lacks in tension is amply compensated by the pleasure of watching an enthusiast ply the craft he loves.
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 14, 2011
Don't worry if you've never heard of Bill Cunningham. This delightful documentary is all about getting to know the man - and he's a major, fascinating character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
November 24, 2011
Bill has followed his bliss for 60 years, and it's a delight to follow him for 80 minutes - even if you have no interest in fashion. Don't miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
November 3, 2011
It is both insightful and strangely moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
October 30, 2011
A wonderfully understated delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 29, 2011
This is a fascinating portrait of a unique character who has built his own world out the worlds of others. Quite unlike poseur photographers, he dresses, eats sleeps and talks simply; he gets around on a push bike. And he smiles a lot
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 29, 2011
This is a rare and special film that should be savoured
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 24, 2011
Maybe the world doesn't need a feature-length film about Cunningham; maybe we don't even need his pictures. But we need examples like his, people who retain a joyful individuality while fitting seamlessly into our crazy world.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
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