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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 17, 2013
Ridiculously reverential...a love letter to the famously upscale New York department store, lacking any critical sense.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Amy Verner
Globe and Mail
May 17, 2013
Yes, the store has managed to attract big spenders for more than a century, but the film reveals that there is as much richness in good anecdote as a painstakingly conceived window vignette.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 16, 2013
Piles on the designers and insiders, making no lasting impression other than to spark musings on the folly of excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christopher Muther
Boston Globe
May 16, 2013
This is an infomercial disguised as mildly entertaining cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
May 16, 2013
As detached from the real world in 2013 as a primer on how to choose the best-tasting caviar.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 14, 2013
A feature-length video promo piece positioned as a documentary, pure infomercial/advertorial.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 11, 2013
Stunning fashion documentary, joining the ranks of 'Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,' 'Valentino: The Last Emperor,' 'The Tents,' 'The September Issue,' etc.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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May 9, 2013
[Prefers] to polish the marble of the block-long Bergdorf Goodman store rather than look past it. Still, for die-hards, peeking into back halls and hearing the dish will satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
May 6, 2013
It's like a vanity project for - well, who, exactly? I could barely sit through the whole film; I can't imagine wandering the aisles of this puffed-up emporium.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 6, 2013
Jumps skittishly from subject to subject, disjointed and repetitive for all but dyed-in-the-wool fashionistas.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 5, 2013
Shallow, tedious and, worst of all, boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 3, 2013
An obnoxious documentary asking us to bow down in homage to a temple of the very rich where conspicuous consumerism is worshipped.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 3, 2013
There's so much material that's amusing, and so much goodwill for Bergdorf in the hearts of fashion lovers, that it's a shame this is such an ADD sprawl of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
May 3, 2013
[A] glossy, fawning valentine to conspicuous consumption ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
May 2, 2013
...even in my anticipation I could not have realized how entertaining this is, clearly one of the most entertaining films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2013
Though partly funded by one of the descendants of the store's founder, director Matthew Miele has made a lively, clever, fast-moving film that isn't overly reverential about its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 2, 2013
The energy in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's"-what a great title!-is genuine, infectious and superabundant.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
May 2, 2013
Granted, not every documentary is necessarily required to dig up dirt and say awful things, but the overbearing gush gets tiresome.
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 2, 2013
Fashionistas will kvell over this paean to the Mecca of Materialism.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 2, 2013
You don't have to be in vogue to enjoy this stylish ride through Bergdorf's. It's a surprise package to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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