Saint Laurent 2015

Saint Laurent

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A well-intentioned but frustratingly diffuse biopic, Saint Laurent proves an ironically poor fit for a look at the life of a fashion icon.

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Born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent (Gaspard Ulliel) moves to France and utilizes his creativity to become an icon of the fashion industry.

Cast & Crew

Gaspard Ulliel
Yves Saint Laurent
Jérémie Renier
Pierre Bergé
Léa Seydoux
Loulou de La Falaise
Amira Casar
Anne-Marie Munoz
Louis Garrel
Jacques de Bascher
Aymeline Valade
Betty Catroux
Helmut Berger
Yves Saint Laurent 1989
Micha Lescot
Monsieur Jean-Pierre
Valérie Donzelli
Renee
Thomas Bidegain
Screenwriter
Josée Deshaies
Cinematographer
Katia Wyszkop
Production Design
Fabrice Rouaud
Film Editor
Anaïs Romand
Costume Designer
Bertrand Bonello
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Critic Reviews for Saint Laurent

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (52) | Rotten (34)

  • Saint Laurent, a vibrant, buzzy biopic of the visionary French designer, plays like an extended high fashion ad campaign, prioritizing corporeal movement aided and abetted by shiny textures, music, and distant gazes.

    March 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It captures the tense flavor of a particularly heady time in Saint Laurent's life, during which he struggled with addiction and illness and juggled relationships ...

    June 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Saint Laurent was a truly mythic figure. It's a shame that Bonello's film doesn't do him justice.

    June 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Repetitive, repulsive, empty while stuffed with cheap ennui and wholly lacking in either insight or inspiration, "Saint Laurent" is absolutely everything you don't want to see in a biographical film.

    June 11, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Saint Laurent comes across as a prisoner of his own genius, at once compelling and pathetic.

    May 28, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A flamboyant but hollow exercise in glitz and pizzazz, Saint Laurent is a riot of colors, hedonism and nonsense.

    May 28, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saint Laurent

  • Dec 12, 2015
    It's an admirably unconventional biopic filled with wonderful sequences of bold stylistic choices but it's also about 30 minutes too long.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2015
    Half of one star for the memory of Laurent's greatest designs, which can only fade after this. Minus 4.5 for the film, rendering the final score -3.5, for a thinly veiled excuse for putting gay porn into mainstream cinemas. If you are thinking of taking your daughter along for the glamour and haute couture, think again. That part is depicted only prosaically, and does not qualify as biopic because it only skims his best achievements. The film concentrates on a voyeuristic account of Laurent's personal life, and even that is done badly. There is copious drug abuse, male homosexual pornography verging on hard core and pretty sordid, without any meaningful connection of these to Laurent's work, and relentless product commercialism to put the holiday shop sales to shame. There is so much cigarette smoking that you are in danger of asphyxiation just by watching. The film is patronising to women, contrary to even the tokenistic mention of women at the end. There is an unforgivable and all too real looking scene of animal suffering. Worst of all, Laurent is depicted as a vapid type, when his work was full of edge and bite and assurance. You see very little of the creative soul of the man. If this film was a dress, it would be on special in a low grade novelty store, in a dingy market somewhere not nearly as nice as you want to think that Paris is.
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