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Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Reviews

March 3, 2014
No, it's not hard-hitting journalism about retail fashion or conspicuous consumption. It's more like a graceful authorized biography of an institution.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 2, 2013
There's probably a brilliant documentary to be made at New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. No such luck
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 6, 2013
The overall feel is less of a cohesive documentary and more of a slapdash scrapbook of facts, historical information and name-dropping.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 31, 2013
Much of the window dressing has gone out of fashion. It's nice to revisit it here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2013
As a sociological exercise, it's like another culture. As a film, it's like science fiction, a visit to Planet Obscenely Wealthy. It is weirdly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2013
A fascinating doc that accurately captures the luster of the venerated fashion mecca and shows why Bergdorf's has become an American institution ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2013
A gloriously gilded wonderland - the stuff of dreams, on view for everyone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2013
[A] fawning documentary, bankrolled by Goodman descendant Andrew Malloy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2013
Yes, the store has managed to attract big spenders for more than a century, but the film reveals that there is as much richness in good anecdote as a painstakingly conceived window vignette.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 16, 2013
Piles on the designers and insiders, making no lasting impression other than to spark musings on the folly of excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 16, 2013
This is an infomercial disguised as mildly entertaining cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2013
[Prefers] to polish the marble of the block-long Bergdorf Goodman store rather than look past it. Still, for die-hards, peeking into back halls and hearing the dish will satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 6, 2013
Jumps skittishly from subject to subject, disjointed and repetitive for all but dyed-in-the-wool fashionistas.
May 3, 2013
There's so much material that's amusing, and so much goodwill for Bergdorf in the hearts of fashion lovers, that it's a shame this is such an ADD sprawl of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2013
[A] glossy, fawning valentine to conspicuous consumption ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
Though partly funded by one of the descendants of the store's founder, director Matthew Miele has made a lively, clever, fast-moving film that isn't overly reverential about its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2013
The energy in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's"-what a great title!-is genuine, infectious and superabundant.
May 2, 2013
Granted, not every documentary is necessarily required to dig up dirt and say awful things, but the overbearing gush gets tiresome.
May 2, 2013
You don't have to be in vogue to enjoy this stylish ride through Bergdorf's. It's a surprise package to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2013
This glossy doc is indisputably attractive, with lots of famous faces, amusing stories and stunning clothes to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2013
Much of the focus falls on glowing testimonials from famous customers like the Olsen twins and designers like Dolce and Gabbana, all of whom speak of the retail mecca as the place to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2013
This doc, title taken from a remark by a wealthy European shopper and immortalized in a New Yorker cartoon, is fun and frothy, a fan's mash note.