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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Reviews

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Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 12, 2012
As show biz documentaries go, this one is a must-see.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 15, 2012
There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story.
| Original Score: 3/4
Diva Velez
February 14, 2012
In her ninth decade, Carol Channing is the subject of a documentary about her incredible life and devotion to entertainment that is as delightful and effervescent as the bubbly star herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 3, 2012
There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one - except maybe to celebrate her fourth marriage to a high school classmate who died recently.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
February 2, 2012
Carol Channing: Larger than Life is like a warm cinematic hug from Shubert Alley, not to be missed by anyone with even the remotest passing interest in Channing or Broadway history.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
February 2, 2012
This is a love letter to a born star and living legend that will make you laugh, cry, and be thankful that the great Channing is still here among us.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 2, 2012
Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
February 2, 2012
[Captures] the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 2, 2012
Not merely affectionate but cheerfully indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
February 1, 2012
Here's hoping another generation will take a look at a life that's even more impressive for the fact that it continues to be a work in progress.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 31, 2012
Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
January 31, 2012
There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
January 31, 2012
Dori Berinstein's desultory, fawning profile of the nonagenarian performer devotes many of its padded 88 minutes to Channing's greatest success, playing the title yenta in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in the 1960s.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
January 25, 2012
Smarten up and pay attention. The Queen of Broadway enters.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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January 20, 2012
The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2012
A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 19, 2012
Enjoyable, endearing portrait of a true Broadway icon.
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
January 19, 2012
A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
January 19, 2012
The soft touch makes perfect sense, though anyone not already lined up at the altar of old-school Broadway will find the film slower going.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Harvey S. Karten
January 16, 2012
'Larger Than Life' proves an apt subtitle.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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