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Nico Icon Reviews

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
August 2, 2013
As recorded in the great wealth of documentary footage Ofteringer has assembled, the cheekbones slowly collapse and the blue eyes become watery, their owner becoming more and more dependent on hard drugs and fast living.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
August 2, 2013
With extraordinary technique, Ofteringer paints a moody, melancholy picture of a legend who decayed into the ghost of herself.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
That voyeuristic fascination with doomed glamour is one of the guilty pleasures of Susanne Ofteringer's utterly haunting documentary film, Nico Icon.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Nico-Icon is more than the investigation of a doomed celebrity: It's also a mirror reflecting her friends, her audience and pop culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Though Nico Icon is replete with fascinating tidbits about the model-turned- singer's opinions and lovers, it does little to bring us understanding of the real person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie has no moral or message, does not attempt to rehabilitate Nico as an anti-heroine, and finds mostly emptiness and sadness in her life. I have a feeling Nico would have enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
September 8, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: A-