The Look Reviews

November 3, 2018
A flawed but compelling documentary, Charlotte Rampling: The Look contemplates the fierce charms of this mystery-drenched icon.
March 2, 2012
Early inertia gives way to a revealing and enthralling portrait of the actress.
February 29, 2012
This is only partially effective docu of life and times ofRampling, one of the most mesmerizing screen presences of the past four decades, failing to explian why and how she became such an icon.
February 2, 2012
Her chattiness here is unexpected and disarming, and if the film's overindulgent, it puts you in a forgiving mood. How often do we get to hear a lioness speak?
January 31, 2012
Rampling's physical gifts, unimpeded by plastic surgery in their march through time, are matched by a keen mind and an unapologetic approach to life and work.
December 15, 2011
A unique documentary portrait of one of cinema's most quietly enduring talents.
December 8, 2011
"Charlotte Rampling: The Look" emerges as a free-floating, intriguing portrait of the artist as a 60-something woman, filled with quotable tidbits.
November 13, 2011
A far more revealing look at the real Rampling than any of her nude scenes.
November 4, 2011
How can you not admire an actress who'd share top billing with a simian?
November 3, 2011
Charlotte Rampling, sublimely wise at age 55, comments on her performances, career and personal evolution, while looking into filmmaker Angelina Maccarone's camera for this insightful, intimate profile of the revered actress.
November 3, 2011
Ms. Rampling is presented as an endlessly watchable mystery, an aloof but affable sphinx. But we knew that already.
November 3, 2011
One of the most enduringly fascinating actresses in cinema is intriguingly revealed in this admiring documentary, happily laced with tons of movie talk.
November 3, 2011
The clips of Rampling's four decades of great performances are sparse - "Georgy Girl," "The Verdict" and "Swimming Pool" are standouts - but the conversation is smart and lively.
November 3, 2011
A sophisticated documentary in which veteran actress Charlotte Rampling talks about her career, art, and aging.
November 3, 2011
The best segments in Charlotte Rampling: The Look have less to do with the actress' musings on life and death and more to do with her exploration of artifice.
November 2, 2011
She's the kind of star America is incapable of producing, apart from a nostalgia-tinged fantasy of Madonna--at once object and agent, muse and auteur.
November 1, 2011
For a film about one person that reveals so little about the subject, 94 minutes is longer than it sounds.
November 1, 2011
Women of a certain age will kvell, but the point might be better made for the rest of us by rewatching the autumnal Rampling in Ozon's Under the Sand.
November 1, 2011
She's the perfect confluence of brains and beauty, and it's a pleasure to be in her company.