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 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 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
There's ... a proper appreciation of his craftsmanship, skill and depth of historical knowledge.
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.
September 22, 2017
Glimpses of the self-described "cobbler" to the world of fashion and hundred-thousandaires everywhere, Manolo Blahnik, working at designs at home or on the factory floor are the liveliest moments of the diverting process-and-praise documentary.
September 21, 2017
Frothy but entertaining.
September 15, 2017
A sneaker-wearing dullard's idea of extravagant praise is often a kitten-heel-obsessive's understanding of naked truth. And if shoe worship is taken as given, Roberts doesn't hold back when laying out the articles of faith for Blahnik's enthusiastic cult.
September 15, 2017
As frustrating as The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards can be ... it makes quite clear that the man behind a revered international brand is an artist first and foremost. For his ardent admirers, that will probably be a perfect fit.
September 14, 2017
Anyone who loves the history of fashion - the doc presents archival video from swinging London to gritty 1980s Paris, and everyplace in-between - will enjoy aspects of this film.
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