Always at the Carlyle Reviews

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November 30, 2018
... simply gushes at the opulence and celebrates superficial excess without providing much genuine insight about the Carlyle's history or enduring legacy.
October 23, 2018
Always at the Carlyle... incorporates first hand account from the long-time staff at the hotel who really make the the experience (of watching) worth while
July 9, 2018
Unless you're absolutely charmed by everything celebrity, the steady stream of rich and famous talking about things they can do that you can't, and the way they're specially treated that you aren't, starts to deflate the film.
July 6, 2018
Always at the Carlyle mixes fun facts about an historic hotel with trivia about celebrities who've stayed there.
June 29, 2018
Director Matthew Miele has made what amounts to an enthusiastic ode to a hotel most of us never will check into.
June 26, 2018
Writer-director Matthew Miele...is a provocateur who tries to get the ultra-discreet staff to spill some secrets with only middling results-but it's fun to see him try.
June 10, 2018
Mostly comes across like an extended episode of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Fatuous.'
June 1, 2018
What looks at first like it might be a 92-minute commercial for a venerable luxury hotel... turns out to be something quite different - something more melancholy and elegiac than a simple celebration of refined indulgence.
May 31, 2018
A dazzling, endearing story that will appeal to classic film buffs and history aficionados. It's light and breezy in contrast to other documentaries and that's just fine.
May 31, 2018
I get that many Americans are captivated by the celebrity mystique, but many of the hotel's customers are anonymous billionaires. At least I can finally sleep at night knowing that they're always comfortable at the Carlyle.
May 29, 2018
Fun, Surprise, Secrets, Romance at this amazing Hotel
May 24, 2018
So it's mostly about the staff, as well as the caf and lounge and other tony accommodations you'll never experience, making Always at the Carlyle celebrity-lifestyle porn.
May 24, 2018
It's one part history lesson and one part ode to the rapidly fading quality of refinement. But mostly, it's a chance to indulge in juicy celebrity stories, catnip for those who love that kind of thing.
May 23, 2018
"Always at the Carlyle" takes a potentially juicy subject - a swanky landmark that caters to celebrities and zillionaires - and turns it into a 90-minute infomercial, with nary a revelation in sight.
May 22, 2018
Yes, it's superficial and sycophantic, but it's also an enjoyable, extravagant indulgence.
May 22, 2018
I highly recommend spending time with Always at the Carlyle. There's great joy in the history with the Carlyle staff, music over the years, and fun times had in one of the most amazing of places.
May 18, 2018
There's a lot of glass for a nose to press up against in Matthew Miele's documentary.
May 18, 2018
[An] insightful and occasionally revealing look at the 88-year-old Manhattan institution where the rich and famous enjoy being rich and famous.
Top Critic
May 16, 2018
Nostalgia can be fun when it allows you to revisit the good old days when life had more style, quality, elegance, and what Kay Thompson, the queen of sophistication, called "bazazz."
May 16, 2018
Plays like a feature-length video you'd expect to see on a loop in the lobby of a less classy version of the luxe New York institution and celebrity favorite (so basically anywhere, really).
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