Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Reviews

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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
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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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
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
April 29, 2013
Matthew Miele has made a department store of a documentary, stocked to the hilt with an obscene inventory of storylines, talking heads, and utterly tasteless choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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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.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 5, 2013
Shallow, tedious and, worst of all, boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/10
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
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+
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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
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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
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
Steve Rose
Guardian
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
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
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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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 6, 2013
Jumps skittishly from subject to subject, disjointed and repetitive for all but dyed-in-the-wool fashionistas.
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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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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 23, 2013
[A] fawning documentary, bankrolled by Goodman descendant Andrew Malloy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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Keith Phipps
Time Out
April 30, 2013
Much of the focus falls on glowing testimonials from famous customers like the Olsen twins and designers like Dolce and Gabbana, all of whom speak of the retail mecca as the place to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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Christopher Muther
Boston Globe
May 16, 2013
This is an infomercial disguised as mildly entertaining cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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