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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie Reviews

Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Yes, it's a feature doc about a hairdresser. And you can wipe that supercilious smirk off your face right now.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

May 18, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" might as well be titled "Vidal Sassoon: The Infomercial" for all of the distance it maintains from its subject.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 18, 2011
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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The film tells such a compelling, expansive story that its unwillingness to plumb its subject's psychological depths feels forgivable, though regrettable.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

March 17, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Classic tale of a self-made man.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Less of a documentary than a testimonial, Craig Teper's Vidal Sassoon: The Movie offers up a carefully coiffed look into the life of the legendary hairdresser.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

February 19, 2011
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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Beyond the love fest of talking heads is a compelling life story that courses through the Depression, World War II and swinging London, all evoked in well-curated archival footage.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 17, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie isn't just the story of a brilliant fashion idea that swept the globe. It is a euphoric account of one man's strenuous self-invention.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A voice at the start of "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" declares, "It's impossible to overestimate the importance of Vidal Sassoon." If so, this documentary makes the impossible look easy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 11, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Craig Teper's obsequious documentary on the stylist who popularized geometric haircuts in the '60s is in desperate need of shaping and trimming itself.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 8, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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For a film about a master of minimalism, Vidal Sassoon the Movie trades in excess.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Almost comically overconvinced of the importance of its subject, Vidal Sassoon: The Movie is nonetheless entertaining and comprehensive in its account of the man's career.

July 6, 2010
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