Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Reviews

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AV Club
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 15, 2012
There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 2, 2012
Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
February 2, 2012
[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 | Original Score: 4/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 2, 2012
Not merely affectionate but cheerfully indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 31, 2012
Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
January 31, 2012
There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
January 31, 2012
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.
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January 20, 2012
The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2012
A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
January 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
July 17, 2011
Dori Berinstein's tender but sharp portrait finds a lot of depths in the woman whom many see as a camp figure.
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John Anderson
Variety
April 26, 2011
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.