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Bettie Page Reveals All Reviews

March 6, 2014
Page's natural beauty, charisma and genuine sense of fun - not to mention her 36-24-37 measurements - come clearly through in Mori's tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2014
An amateurish and oddly paced documentary, "Bettie Page Reveals All" nonetheless turns out to be revealing, if perhaps not in the way its makers intended.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2013
The best thing about this documentary portrait of the beloved 1950s pin-up is its meaty narration, courtesy of Page herself, speaking in the low, slightly gravelly register of an aging Southern belle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2013
The film offers frank, matter-of-fact commentary that is far more illuminating than the talking-head encomiums served up by the likes of Perez Hilton, Dita Von Teese, and Hugh Hefner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 5, 2013
The film's reason for being, though, is the sound of Page's voice -- a worldly, aged Southern drawl -- as she recounts her life story from childhood through retirement.
December 5, 2013
A scintillating, sincere and empathetic portrait of the pinup queen who attained her greatest influence as an icon of female sexuality decades after she retired.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 5, 2013
Only when it makes the claim for Page as a pivotal figure in American culture does it overstate the case and become tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2013
This documentary portrait of the famous 50s pinup model contends that Page was a progressive figure because she always controlled how her body was objectified. That's such a provocative premise that one wishes the movie explored it in greater depth.
November 28, 2013
[A] highly watchable portrait.
November 22, 2013
The film's ... well-directed by Mark Mori, and Page's story - told in a Southern drawl as thick as sorghum - is a fascinating one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2013
She is an engaging guide, humorous and honest, cynical and wise, with that same sense of innocent joy in her own fame that translated into in photos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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November 21, 2013
She got a big kick out of posing in the buff, the film makes clear, and saw no contradiction between her sensuality and the Christian faith she practiced all her life.
November 21, 2013
It tends to lurch distractingly, as if Mr. Mori were still trying to figure out how to piece the whole thing together.
November 21, 2013
Mori gives us a delightful nostalgia trip, illustrated with lots of stunning, once-scandalous photos of Page in her prime. We even hear from the deeply private icon herself, in voiceover interviews recorded before her death in 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2013
Her enduring appeal is amply documented in myriad vintage photos and clips deployed, while erstwhile collaborators and latter-day admirers add their two cents.
November 19, 2013
Much of the movie consists of footage and stills from Page's life and career, and face it: Looking at Page for some 90 minutes is a pleasure unto itself. But her actual voice gives the movie its richness.