Imelda Reviews

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May 30, 2007
If the shoe fits, go for it, Cinderella might advise. But how about 3,000 pairs of them.
August 9, 2006
Imelda is not just in a league of her own, but in a universe of her own.
March 2, 2006
[Documents] a once-in-a-lifetime development of a certain personality type, the result of which isn't as simple to pin down as we'd expect.
December 6, 2005
September 4, 2005
does history a great service
December 17, 2004
October 1, 2004
Makes up for what it lacks in political and historical depth by providing a stunning study in the sheer imperviousness of the unchecked and over empowered ego.
October 1, 2004
Both enlightening and entertaining.
August 20, 2004
There may be no new revelations in Imelda, but the film still proves highly instructive in the ways in which power corrupts and politics attracts the opportunistic.
August 19, 2004
Mostly it's Marcos' mysterious sway over those who stood to lose the most from her power, coupled with her amazing inability to face that fact, that makes Imelda maddeningly fascinating.
August 19, 2004
Diaz's portrait of Imelda Marcos attempts to get beyond the shoe thing, into the gothic heart of 40 years of Philippine politics.
August 8, 2004
As glossy as its subject's heavily lacquered trademark coiffure.
August 6, 2004
At its most acridly useful when comparing the former first lady's recollections with others' less sanguine memories.
August 6, 2004
Instead of enabling Marcos to tell the world how caring she is, the movie gives her enough rope to hang herself, and she does, again and again.
July 16, 2004
Even though Marcos, in this film, provides enough material for a few hundred giggles and head-shakings, she also shows a pathetically human side.
July 3, 2004
Although the fact that Imelda does most of the talking begins to feel like election year rhetoric or just plain propaganda, there's something perversely fascinating in listening to such sincere self-deception.
June 18, 2004
The sole conclusion you can make at the end of Diaz's repetitive film is that Madam Marcos is as mad as a hatter.
June 18, 2004
In addition to being a shrewd character study, Diaz's sharply assembled film reminds us that charm can be as toxic as anything else when it comes to acquiring, holding and abusing power.
June 17, 2004
She emerges as an energetic, narcissistic, and totally self-deluded woman.
June 11, 2004
When she's not babbling about the weird symbological system that rules her personal cosmos Imelda is an entertaining storyteller, vividly describing a life that became a national embarrassment and a camp legend.
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