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Coco Before Chanel Reviews

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

The movie leaves you with the depressing feeling that not everyone deserves a biopic.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

September 10, 2010
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Fashion biopic is OK for teens; more style than substance.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

August 24, 2010
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Less an evolution of the most famous fashionista of the last century, and more an exploration of how an influential figure found love while finding her calling.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2010
Peter Canavese
Palo Alto Weekly

If Chanel's early years were really this boring, why bother with them?

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 6, 2010
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An interesting, but slow, look at the life of the legendary Chanel before she became famous.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 2, 2010
Sean Axmaker

... handsome but not particularly enlightening.

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February 17, 2010
Prairie Miller

Traces the troubled life of the famed clothing designer noted for an unstoppable drive to smash gender and garment ceilings alike.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

February 8, 2010
William Goss
Orlando Weekly

It begs the question of why such a painstaking effort would be taken to re-create a life that could not seem less dramatic to the woman who's living it.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

December 17, 2009
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

there were better ways to portray fascinating life of Coco Chanel

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/10

December 17, 2009
Cynthia Fuchs

Coco Before Chanel cannot get out from under the romantic fabrications and excesses that ostensibly annoyed its subject.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

November 19, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A movie that is tres chic even if it sometimes resembles those corsets Coco banished, a little stiff and confining.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 18, 2009
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

I don't remember ever seeing a photo of Chanel before, but when we see Tautou as the middle-aged, iconic Chanel, a cigarette dangling insouciantly from her lips, I knew it was an uncanny resemblance.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2009
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Ultimately, [Benoit Poelvoorde] is the one who holds this knotty yarn in place.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 6, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This guilty pleasure costume drama leaves you wanting to know more about this extraordinary woman considered one of the most influential in the 20th century. Let's hope that Fontaine can do a follow-up with "After" in the title.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 6, 2009
Sarah Boslaugh

The script...adheres closely to biopic conventions but is brought alive by the magnetic performance of Tautou with strong support particularly from Poelvoorde and Devos.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

November 6, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

'Coco Before Chanel'? Whose bright idea was that? Isn't that like 'Amelia Before Airplanes'? Or 'Frankenstein Before Med School'?

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

November 6, 2009
Mike Scott

A better title: "Coco Before She Was Interesting."

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/4

November 6, 2009
Mike Ward

Earlier in the year we had Julia Childs, two weeks ago we has Amelia Earhart, and this week we have Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Who's next? Rachel Ray and her journey to invent edible crayons? Hannah Montana's battle against Dissociative Identity Disorder?

| Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2009
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

A familiar lemonade-from-lemons period biopic or, in the case of the fashionista, a smart-suit-from-tattered-threads tale.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Weekly | Original Score: 2/4

November 6, 2009
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