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Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
Close to hagiography-but who cares when faced with such an entertaining valentine as this.
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
March 3, 2014
No, it's not hard-hitting journalism about retail fashion or conspicuous consumption. It's more like a graceful authorized biography of an institution.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Rose
December 5, 2013
Even people who find fashion really, really interesting will be bludgeoned brain-dead by this fawning, attention-deficit infomercial of a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kate Stables
Total Film
December 2, 2013
Once-upon-a-time tales about Elizabeth Taylor ordering 200 pairs of mink earmuffs, or Yoko Ono's Christmas Eve $400,000 furs-splurge, can't compensate for a lacklustre storyline about the famously intricate Chrimbo shop windows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
December 2, 2013
There's probably a brilliant documentary to be made at New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. No such luck
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
December 1, 2013
A maddeningly unquestioning look at a retail citadel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Staci Layne Wilson
September 18, 2013
Fawning, but fun and fashion forward.
Christopher Null
Film Racket
September 16, 2013
I imagine that watching a movie about Bergdorf's is probably a little like shopping at Bergdorf's. It may feel good in the moment, but in the aftermath, you start to feel a little sick about the whole thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 3, 2013 both as a large format infommercial for the store and a Rorschach for those of us with our noses pressed against those windows, watching the elaborate working displays of decorator David Hoey. Are we amused or envious?
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 22, 2013
For lovers of fashion who think of designers as Greek gods, and Bergdorf's as their Olympus.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Debra B. Bass
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 6, 2013
The overall feel is less of a cohesive documentary and more of a slapdash scrapbook of facts, historical information and name-dropping.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Suzanne S. Brown
Denver Post
May 31, 2013
Much of the window dressing has gone out of fashion. It's nice to revisit it here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Mohan
May 30, 2013
It's fun to take a glimpse into this rarified world, but it's also a little off-putting when one interviewee explaining Bergdorf's appeal frames it as the aspirational apex of the American Dream.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 30, 2013
As a sociological exercise, it's like another culture. As a film, it's like science fiction, a visit to Planet Obscenely Wealthy. It is weirdly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle
May 24, 2013
What's it like to try on clothes at one of the most expensive stores in the world? You won't find out in Matthew Miele's documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Esther Lee
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 23, 2013
A fascinating doc that accurately captures the luster of the venerated fashion mecca and shows why Bergdorf's has become an American institution ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 23, 2013
A gloriously gilded wonderland - the stuff of dreams, on view for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 23, 2013
[A] fawning documentary, bankrolled by Goodman descendant Andrew Malloy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
May 23, 2013
It's a shame that more time isn't spent inside wandering around the establishment Miele is celebrating, as the pixie dust of elitism and fashionista fawning wears off in a hurry.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 23, 2013
It's entertaining, but it might be more pleasingly watched with a fast-forward button.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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