Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards Reviews

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April 26, 2019
One does not have to care about shoes or fashion to be charmed and delighted by this documentary about this unique and appealing character.
August 6, 2018
For those who like to indulge in the escapism and fantasy of fashion, Manolo is for you.
March 14, 2018
A film for fans of the designer... [Full review in Spanish]
February 26, 2018
Eschewing the storied elegance of recent European fashion documentaries, Michael Roberts' film is as joyous and dishy as the now 75-year-old Spaniard who released his first collection in 1971.
December 29, 2017
Ultimately, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards is better at capturing the tones of the times visited rather than proving the significance of its subject.
December 26, 2017
Those who are sceptical shoes can be an art form may not quite be won over, yet to see the septuagenerian Blahnik at his drawing board is to witness inspiration at work.
December 19, 2017
For the legions of fans who will see "Manolo," the film's drawbacks may not be an issue, except that they take away from the time spent showcasing the shoes.
December 13, 2017
"Manolo" is a portrait of a singular creative genius who, thankfully, found a way to share his artistry with the world.
November 4, 2017
The humble artist gets a loving tribute wrapped in a slick promotional package. However, it only scratches the surface whilst getting to the heart of the genius.
October 20, 2017
Recreations of the master's past are laughably bad: a numbing state of self-congratulatory and overly theatrical theatricality appears to have stricken all participants. So why was I never bored?
October 12, 2017
Director Michael Roberts, a fashion writer by trade, has produced a fluff piece, albeit a pretty one.
October 5, 2017
You may not be able to afford the shoes, but Michael Roberts' documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards may bring you almost as much delight.
October 1, 2017
We never find out what makes Manolo run. But, oh my, what plumage.
September 28, 2017
The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is so adoringly created, so utterly absent of anything resembling an investigative thought, that the film's shoddy construction creates an opportunity for unfair demands.
September 28, 2017
The documentary is only beautiful on the surface.
September 28, 2017
There's ... a proper appreciation of his craftsmanship, skill and depth of historical knowledge.
September 28, 2017
Talking-head interviews interspersed with reenactments reminiscent of cheap true-crime shows are the filmic equivalent of a polo shirt and khakis: blandly acceptable but uninspired.
September 27, 2017
As an interview subject, Blahnik can be elusive, although his descriptions of his favorite creations throughout the years will no doubt be extracted as brand poetry for future advertising campaigns.
September 26, 2017
The playful use of archive, animation and dramatised snippets of Blahnik's hard-partying past give the film a fun, fizzy feel.
September 26, 2017
The movie is extraordinary for its access to [Manolo] Blahnik, who is arch and funny and sweet beyond words.
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