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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Reviews

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

January 19, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one - except maybe to celebrate her fourth marriage to a high school classmate who died recently.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 3, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Dori Berinstein's desultory, fawning profile of the nonagenarian performer devotes many of its padded 88 minutes to Channing's greatest success, playing the title yenta in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in the 1960s.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 31, 2012
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine

Carol Channing: Larger than Life is like a warm cinematic hug from Shubert Alley, not to be missed by anyone with even the remotest passing interest in Channing or Broadway history.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 9/10

February 2, 2012
Pete Hammond
Back Stage

This is a love letter to a born star and living legend that will make you laugh, cry, and be thankful that the great Channing is still here among us.

Full Review Source: Back Stage

February 2, 2012
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Wonderfully informative. It can be faulted somewhat for only viewing Channing through admiring, rose-colored glasses, but then I suppose anyone who disparages the endearingly cheery star does so at their own peril.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: A-

July 22, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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The soft touch makes perfect sense, though anyone not already lined up at the altar of old-school Broadway will find the film slower going.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

January 19, 2012
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

Seldom has a documentary been more aptly subtitled than Dori Berinstein's Carol Channing: Larger Than Life.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 7/10

May 20, 2011
Bob Mondello
NPR
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The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.

Full Review Source: NPR

January 20, 2012
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com

In her ninth decade, Carol Channing is the subject of a documentary about her incredible life and devotion to entertainment that is as delightful and effervescent as the bubbly star herself.

Full Review Source: TheDivaReview.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2012
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Stalwartly upbeat

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 15, 2011
John Anderson
Variety
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A celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 26, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
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[Captures] the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

February 2, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 19, 2012
Phil Hall
Film Threat

As show biz documentaries go, this one is a must-see.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Smarten up and pay attention. The Queen of Broadway enters.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

January 25, 2012
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

January 22, 2013
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

'Larger Than Life' proves an apt subtitle.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

January 16, 2012
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