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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2011)

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This first-time, deeply intimate look into the life of Vidal Sassoon, from his early days in an orphanage, to his time as a soldier, his beginnings on Bond Street, and ultimately, the revolution he caused, which continues to this day. Vidal Sassoon The Movie was filmed over the course of 3 years and features unprecedented access to Vidal, candid interviews with former staff, family members, reporters and historians. Together they explore the life and legacy of the most influential hairdresser in the world, whose influence far outreaches the industry he changed forever. Millions revere the legend, yet so few know the man. -- (C) Official Site

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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… | May 18, 2011
Time Out
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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… | March 18, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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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… | March 17, 2011
AV Club
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Classic tale of a self-made man.

March 16, 2011
Richard Roeper.com
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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… | February 19, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
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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… | February 17, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

This is a carefully and lovingly made documentary about the iconic hairdresser and businessman.. It is surprising that no such documentary has been made in the past. We are given glimpses into Sassoon's rise to fame and fortune from a Jewish orphanage, along with a candid look at the crumbling of his personal life in later years. We see how his personality brought him fame and fortune. This is a sensitive work with firsthand accounts of those who shaped Sassoon's life, from childhood to today. This film is must watching for social history buffs. Bravo!

Jerry Kane
Jerry Kane
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KInd of interesting, especially to show how boring hair is nowadays, but I didn't much care fo rthe subject and his strange, elocution-trained voice. The 80's Vidal & Beverley Sassoon TV series, with white teeth & orange tan was a low point.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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