The Look Reviews

  • Jan 25, 2016

    http://letterboxd.com/film/charlotte-rampling-the-look/

    http://letterboxd.com/film/charlotte-rampling-the-look/

  • May 22, 2015

    An interesting and unique glimpse into the life of one of cinema's more unusual and elusive cinematic muses. What emerges is an oddly uneasy portrait of an aging artist.

    An interesting and unique glimpse into the life of one of cinema's more unusual and elusive cinematic muses. What emerges is an oddly uneasy portrait of an aging artist.

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Nov 08, 2013

    So while there are certainly worse ways to spend one's time than listening to Charlotte Rampling talk about her obsessions and her past movie roles(the clips being split between two ages, young and mature), it is sad to report "The Look," a documentary self-portrait, contains much more rambling than any actual insights, as she reports humbly that she was only originally cast in movies due to her beauty. Of course, considering the length of her career, talent must have and did have something to do with it, plus the way she chooses roles, aiming for the controversial ones.(Indirectly, this makes a case for actors being responsible for the movies they appear in.) One of the most is "The Night Porter" which this documentary finally answers my question as to what were they thinking, with it being an early film about the Holocaust, long before it had been commodified. And as far as "The Verdict" goes, I think Rampling was cast so David Mamet would have someone to work his unpleasant issues about women on.

    So while there are certainly worse ways to spend one's time than listening to Charlotte Rampling talk about her obsessions and her past movie roles(the clips being split between two ages, young and mature), it is sad to report "The Look," a documentary self-portrait, contains much more rambling than any actual insights, as she reports humbly that she was only originally cast in movies due to her beauty. Of course, considering the length of her career, talent must have and did have something to do with it, plus the way she chooses roles, aiming for the controversial ones.(Indirectly, this makes a case for actors being responsible for the movies they appear in.) One of the most is "The Night Porter" which this documentary finally answers my question as to what were they thinking, with it being an early film about the Holocaust, long before it had been commodified. And as far as "The Verdict" goes, I think Rampling was cast so David Mamet would have someone to work his unpleasant issues about women on.

  • Nov 18, 2012

    An understated and coy look at beauty and cinema.

    An understated and coy look at beauty and cinema.

  • Sep 05, 2012

    Dull. Charlotte isn't particularly articulate, and her friends aren't much better.

    Dull. Charlotte isn't particularly articulate, and her friends aren't much better.

  • Feb 08, 2012

    http://www.clevelandmovieblog.com/2012/02/charlotte-rampling-look-february-9th.html

    http://www.clevelandmovieblog.com/2012/02/charlotte-rampling-look-february-9th.html