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+
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
September 18, 2013
Fawning, but fun and fashion forward.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 3, 2013
...works 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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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
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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
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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
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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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
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
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.
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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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 2, 2013
This glossy doc is indisputably attractive, with lots of famous faces, amusing stories and stunning clothes to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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