Critic Consensus: A small, insightful feature with a deceptively thoughtful thesis, Iris adds a bittersweet postscript to director Albert Maysles' filmography.
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Critic Reviews for Iris
'Iris" is a joyful look at an aging eccentric and an examination of the playful nature of design and fashion; it likely won't change your life, but will bring a smile to your face.
A flurry of excitement greets her wherever she goes; throughout the adulation, she is appreciative, patiently bemused, a little cranky and only occasionally tickled.
Iris is an absolute kick, whether or not you care a whit about the world this character is moving through. And she is a character, with her big round glasses and her big opinions.
Maysles simply presents lots of other designers telling Apfel how brilliant she is, their testimony interspersed with pithy accounts of her past achievements.
Audience Reviews for Iris
A real tribute to an amazing woman. Worth seeing for fans of fashion and fans of really endearing people in general.
The once glorious and beloved Maysles brothers made some of the best documentaries of all time, including "Grey Gardens" and "Gimme Shelter." The Maysles (pronounced like hazels) have a legacy that has remained consistent in the past twenty years, even with the death of David in 1987. Albert Maysles passed just this past March, and his last film is a testament to the Maysles constant of capturing crazy interesting figures in their prime. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/10/10/iris
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