Always at the Carlyle Reviews

  • Aug 05, 2019

    It's a documentary about a hotel. It's fantastic! I have no idea what some people were expecting.

    It's a documentary about a hotel. It's fantastic! I have no idea what some people were expecting.

  • Oct 22, 2018

    While being a insightful look in a legendary hotel, its main focus really is to reveal secrets from a place we were never going to get. Does that make this documentary pointless, or just escaping entertainment ?

    While being a insightful look in a legendary hotel, its main focus really is to reveal secrets from a place we were never going to get. Does that make this documentary pointless, or just escaping entertainment ?

  • Jul 12, 2018

    Great trip through Old School NYC. Delightful staff

    Great trip through Old School NYC. Delightful staff

  • Jul 02, 2018

    Eye candy. Fun. Not much of a film.

    Eye candy. Fun. Not much of a film.

  • Jun 02, 2018

    The film captures the patina and charm of a landmark operation, and the critics seem to miss the point, having no curiosity about the smart set - from any era.

    The film captures the patina and charm of a landmark operation, and the critics seem to miss the point, having no curiosity about the smart set - from any era.

  • May 30, 2018

    I never walk out of movies but this was honestly excruciating. I did however sit through 45 mins of it, so here is what I'll tell you: It's got an all-star lineup of talking heads, yet there's no talk. No juicy stories, gossip or crazy anecdotes about the celebrities who have stayed at the Carlyle. Which is honestly why I came and thought I was getting. Instead we have to hear about how good the elevator operator and concierge are at their jobs for like 20 mins. They do seem lovely, but kind of a yawn! And how bougie the hotel is over and over (rooms range from 4K to 10k a night, fyi). These filmmakers can't crack any of the staff to tell us some dirt about this place, which is frustrating after you hit the half-hour mark. The most we get is like - "oh George Clooney is the best guest." This feels more like an ad for the Carlyle, not a documentary. The trailer tells you all the good stuff. Which is a shame considering all the stars and the really nicely framed shots. I would have given this no stars, but the one star is for the DP.

    I never walk out of movies but this was honestly excruciating. I did however sit through 45 mins of it, so here is what I'll tell you: It's got an all-star lineup of talking heads, yet there's no talk. No juicy stories, gossip or crazy anecdotes about the celebrities who have stayed at the Carlyle. Which is honestly why I came and thought I was getting. Instead we have to hear about how good the elevator operator and concierge are at their jobs for like 20 mins. They do seem lovely, but kind of a yawn! And how bougie the hotel is over and over (rooms range from 4K to 10k a night, fyi). These filmmakers can't crack any of the staff to tell us some dirt about this place, which is frustrating after you hit the half-hour mark. The most we get is like - "oh George Clooney is the best guest." This feels more like an ad for the Carlyle, not a documentary. The trailer tells you all the good stuff. Which is a shame considering all the stars and the really nicely framed shots. I would have given this no stars, but the one star is for the DP.

  • May 27, 2018

    Fantastic. It's why NYC is loved by all.

    Fantastic. It's why NYC is loved by all.

  • May 26, 2018

    made me nostalgic for new york

    made me nostalgic for new york