Mademoiselle C Reviews

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Cath Clarke
Time Out
September 17, 2013
For fashion junkies, Mademoiselle C will be like five September issues of Vogue all rolled into one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
September 16, 2013
High in gloss if not necessary insight, this is manna for fashion fans but a marginally slighter piece of work than The September Issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Morgan
Total Film
September 15, 2013
Fantastic access, if minimal drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 12, 2013
Fabien Constant's doc about ultimate fashionista Carine Roitfeld will be catnip to the style-obsessed, while definitely showing that a lot of hard work goes into those all glossy images one carelessly flips through.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 12, 2013
As vanity projects go, this one's unusually well-made - as any portrait of an iconic stylist ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com
September 11, 2013
Roitfeld seems constantly inspired by the prospect of pushing boundaries and expectations, and that, in turn, is inspiring to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
September 11, 2013
It's to Carine Roitfeld's own credit and director Fabien Constant's funky and frenetic pacing that the doc feels neither like a corporate hagiography nor like mere fashionista masturbation material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Miriam Bale
New York Times
September 10, 2013
Instead of giving the viewer the satisfaction of watching a movie, this charming collection of incidents feels like flipping through a magazine with amusing Franglais quotations pulled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 23, 2013
...hard to follow, relatively incoherent,...she is shown as a peripatetic presence, with seeming indefatigable energy. But she talks so much during the first hour that it becomes enormously annoying...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
September 19, 2013
There are just so many ways Carine Roitfeld can say she loves fashion in "Mademoiselle C," a somewhat interesting documentary that brings us into the inner workings of a magazine, but harps a bit too much on her ideas of fashion and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 19, 2013
A lively but exasperatingly incurious and obsequious work about Carine Roitfeld, the former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief who quit the Condé Nast empire in 2011 to start her own publication called CR Fashion Book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
Unfortunately, the film doesn't show its subject's creative process as much as that of her collaborators ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
September 19, 2013
It's a film which treats its audience like beggars wallowing in the gutter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
September 12, 2013
As a distinctly not-insider ... I would have benefited more from a broader portrait of the woman herself, and how she became such a legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Genevieve Koski
The Dissolve
September 11, 2013
Mademoiselle C succeeds in showcasing the rarified entity that is Carine Roitfeld...but it's ultimately more of a fawning love letter than a nuanced profile of a woman who surely must be more fascinating than she comes off here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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R. Kurt Osenlund
Time Out
September 11, 2013
You never learn why, exactly, she deserves a feature-length portrait. "Maybe people will get sick of me," Roitfeld muses. A little more than 90 minutes should do the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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