Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Reviews

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 1, 2013
An electrifying opening, a bit of a slog afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
November 23, 2010
Stravinsky refuses to acknowledge [Chanel] as his artistic equal: 'You are not an artist, you are a shopkeeper' ... After this put-down, the couple's romance fizzles out ...
Rob Thomas
Wisconsin State Journal
August 26, 2010
In the end, "Coco & Igor" doesn't really go anywhere, and it never quite equals the chaotic energy of that opening theater scene. But it's gorgeous to look at, as Kounen melds the heady visuals with Stravinsky's sweeping score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Dan Kois
Washington Post
August 16, 2010
Beautiful but indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
August 13, 2010
This thin slice of so-called history is both so narrow in focus and out of focus that even the most devoted fans are likely to be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 13, 2010
...is a curious and moderately interesting film that, like many an initially torrid affair, eventually devolves into desultory ennui
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 13, 2010
It's beautifully shot and acted, but as with Coco Before Chanel last year, the one thing audiences will most want to know goes unanswered again: What makes this remarkable woman tick?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 12, 2010
It's well-shot and stylish, but slow and rather dull, with emotionally distant characters and a weak ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
August 12, 2010
Mouglalis lacks Audrey Tautou's feisty pluck but makes up for it with Gallic froideur, while Mads Mikkelsen broods as a tortured artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 11, 2010
This French film's beginning is as brilliant as anything I've seen all year; unfortunately, most of the rest of the movie never lives up to that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2010
Refuses to dumb down its subjects for the sake of easy accessibility (the actors are truthful rather than likeable).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
August 9, 2010
Stilted performances and an odd whimper of an ending are further flaws in this good-looking but turgid period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rose
Guardian
August 6, 2010
The whole movie has the immaculate visual gloss of a Chanel advert, which is no bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 6, 2010
While it's not a particularly imaginative movie, it's a great-looking one...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 6, 2010
It's a tragic and sophisticated love story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 5, 2010
The film quickly turns into a dull slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Parkinson
Radio Times
August 5, 2010
Morozova's sulky silence is a suitable counterpoint to the imperious, independent performance of Anna Mouglalis as Chanel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
August 5, 2010
Anna Mouglalis makes for an icier Coco than Audrey Tautou, hardened by the death in 1919 of Boy Capel, the love of her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
August 5, 2010
A beautifully designed but overly formal biopic that can't match the greatness of the artists it depicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 4, 2010
Do I have to say it again? Celebrity is not drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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