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Coco Before Chanel Reviews

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Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 5/10

September 25, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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One can see where the story might be of great interest to fans and devotees of Chanel, but for casual viewers who have never seen her as more than the face behind an empire, there's too little in this movie to provide more than a casual diversion.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 7, 2009
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
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

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

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

November 6, 2009
Andrew O'Hagan
This is London

The film is sumptuously designed and tailored, with none of life's real filth ever pictured.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

September 25, 2009
Robbie Collin
News of the World

The whole thing's severe and joyless. It's handsomely shot but unfortunately they forgot to include the bit that explains why we should give a stuff.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Fontaine dramatizes Coco's struggles respectfully if mundanely, crafting believable period detail for her procession of key-life-moment scenes, all of which employ serviceable but far from groundbreaking psychologizing.

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

September 21, 2009
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

As essayed by Audrey Tautou through Anne Fontaine's lens, this Chanel is dry as toast and the antithesis of her sensual sartorial creations.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

November 3, 2009
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It doesn't quite fulfil the promise of the subject.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 24, 2009
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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Coco Avant Chanel is a dull, superficial portrait of a brilliant woman.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

June 28, 2009
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com

The only biopic approved by the House of Chanel, clearly for its utter topicality and lack of challenge to Chanel's mythos. Amazing how a life so thoroughly lived could come off so flat and listless onscreen.

Full Review Source: TheDivaReview.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 25, 2009
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

A static, familiar romantic tragedy. It lacks electricity, and while gorgeously produced and smartly acted, the stillness of the film is often insufferable.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

October 15, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A flat, airless tale of a sullen hooker who lucked out.

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

September 25, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

For as much as the camera loves Audrey Tautou--and it loves her a lot--director Anne Fontaine never shows the particular zing of je ne c'est quoi that rocketed Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel from gifted hat-maker to pioneering feminist fashion designer of the 20

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

September 16, 2009
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
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Coco Before Chanel only starts to get interesting when she asserts her creative and financial freedom -- and that's right when the movie's about to end.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

October 23, 2009
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

As drab, lifeless and stultifying as the fashions that Chanel was trying to liberate women from in the first place.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com

October 8, 2009
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
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Unlike her famous designs, this lacks structure, texture and interest.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2009
Leonard Maltin
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September 25, 2009
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