Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Reviews

Top Critic
January 22, 2013
March 15, 2012
There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story.
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.
February 2, 2012
Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment.
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.
February 2, 2012
Not merely affectionate but cheerfully indulgent.
Top Critic
January 31, 2012
Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again.
January 31, 2012
There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.
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.
Top Critic
January 20, 2012
The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.
January 19, 2012
A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.
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.
July 17, 2011
Dori Berinstein's tender but sharp portrait finds a lot of depths in the woman whom many see as a camp figure.
April 26, 2011
A celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore.