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Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Reviews

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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+
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
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
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Debra B. Bass
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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Suzanne S. Brown
Denver Post
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
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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
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Esther Lee
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 23, 2013
A gloriously gilded wonderland - the stuff of dreams, on view for everyone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 23, 2013
[A] fawning documentary, bankrolled by Goodman descendant Andrew Malloy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Verner
Globe and Mail
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
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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
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Christopher Muther
Boston Globe
May 16, 2013
This is an infomercial disguised as mildly entertaining cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 6, 2013
Jumps skittishly from subject to subject, disjointed and repetitive for all but dyed-in-the-wool fashionistas.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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
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Andy Webster
New York Times
May 3, 2013
[A] glossy, fawning valentine to conspicuous consumption ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 2, 2013
The energy in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's"-what a great title!-is genuine, infectious and superabundant.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
May 2, 2013
Granted, not every documentary is necessarily required to dig up dirt and say awful things, but the overbearing gush gets tiresome.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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
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Keith Phipps
Time Out
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
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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
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.