Crazy Horse Reviews

Page 1 of 3
November 6, 2018
Crazy Horse shows how much work goes into winning the battles of the erotic army, even if the real warfare is going on behind the curtains.
November 6, 2018
Crazy Horse manages to achieve a kind of constant double image. When we watch the numbers we see both the fantasy and the labor that goes into simulating it.
March 17, 2018
... leads us to observe the true beauty and talent of the choreographers and dancers. [Full review in Spanish]
November 16, 2017
Black box shadow play and dubbed orgasmic moaning-Frederick Wiseman's documentary on the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris sets its world rules from the start: the presentation of stagecraft fantasy.
November 15, 2017
Cinema in essence involves the projection of desire, and what Wiseman cleverly does in Crazy Horse is present desire, illustrate its operation and deconstruct it.
September 18, 2017
Sit back, relax and get an eyeful.
September 27, 2012
Ultimately, this is interesting filmmaking, but Wiseman's ultra-orthodox methods may put off viewers who are used to more interactive documentaries.
April 29, 2012
Wiseman's camera seems to be unabashedly enjoying the garish spectacle it's taking in, while at the same time offering an implicit critique of the narrow definition of beauty and the commodification of flesh embodied by the Crazy Horse aesthetic.
April 13, 2012
Take away the nude women, and the office politics are pretty familiar.
March 30, 2012
The idea is to be erotic, seductive, but often, through Wiseman's unforgiving lens, the effect is more anatomical, aloof, amusing.
March 23, 2012
If there's one thing that's both surprising and predictable about "Crazy Horse" it's how thoroughly unsexy the film is.
March 21, 2012
March 16, 2012
Wiseman is a still-prolific luminary of what has been dubbed "direct cinema," a documentary style in which the director intrudes as little as possible and conducts no on-camera interviews.
March 12, 2012
There's a distinct lack of real-world tension in this particular Wiseman subject.
March 8, 2012
If nothing else, you'll surely relish the extravagant rhetoric used by Ali Mahdavi, the club's artistic director, to describe what is basically a tasteful nudie revue.
March 8, 2012
The most interesting dynamic exists between director Philippe Decoufle and artistic director Ali Mahdavi.
March 3, 2012
Wiseman's film captivates, like all backstage documentaries, with its instances of the banal ensconced amid so much fleshly and artistic perfection.
February 23, 2012
The performers, who (spoiler alert) look pretty good, are neither sentimentalized nor unduly ennobled by Wiseman.
February 23, 2012
So warm, colorful, and sensuous that it seems like a real anomaly for the highly disciplined filmmaker.
February 23, 2012
The Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris is famous for its "erotic chic" revues, but I found nothing either erotic or chic in this reduction of body parts to geometrical displays.
Page 1 of 3