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The September Issue Reviews

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June 1, 2015
Insubstantial though it is, The September Issue has its pleasures and even revelations.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2011
The September Issue is like the world's most perfect accessory; pointless, but difficult not to look at. And look at it long enough, you might actually find you like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
July 4, 2010
The War Room director R J Cutler is a serious filmmaker, and while some may think fashion is a less than serious subject (Wintour's daughter Bee being one of them, as we find out in one amusing scene), his film is a riveting insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2010
a more perfect representation of the eternal struggle, and even more eternal dependence, of art and commerce, there could not be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2009
R. J. Cutler's documentary appears to gloss over many pertinent details and the filmmaker has been accused of being too easy on Wintour, but The September Issue is incisive, detailed and somewhat cruel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2009
Grace, the movie implies, is the genius behind what Vogue really sells, which is romantic aspirational fantasies for women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2009
For some, fashion might not seem like exciting material, but director R.J. Cutler is able to create some genuine suspense and tension, as the days and hours count down to the "close" of the issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2009
While it's fun for fashionholics just to watch a movie in which people say "It's a famine of beauty!" and "The jacket is the new coat," the film becomes more substantial as it narrows its focus to two people: an artist and a curator.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 25, 2009
A mesmerizing study of the tension between commerce and creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 25, 2009
They say that when you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back at you. Looking into the sunglasses of Vogue editor Anna Wintour must be kind of like that. Except that you never think to yourself, "I wonder if the abyss thinks I look fat in these jeans?"
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 25, 2009
In its way, The September Issue is about expert craftsmen toiling away at a factory, albeit an unimaginably glamorous one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 23, 2009
Cutler takes an often riveting nuts-and-bolts look at what goes into creating the Vogue September issue, and it's a shame that he isn't more focused on the procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2009
Coddington, at least, gives us an appreciation of the talent seeing to it that the grandest fashion magazine of them all still sells the dream of glamour with style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2009
Grace Coddington, Vogue's Creative Director, is the secret weapon the movie needs. One sits through all the Anna Wintour stuff just to get back to her.
September 18, 2009
An insider's view of high fashion's ultimate tastemakers proves it's not just for aficionados.
September 18, 2009
[Cutler] worms his way into subcultures without judgment or probing, preferring to let group dynamics speak for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 18, 2009
Far more insightful than the fawningly impressed The Devil Wears Prada or the weakly satirical Prêt-à-Porter.
September 17, 2009
The documentary film The September Issue is enchanting, bewildering, and informing... a terrific merging of fashion and cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
September 15, 2009
Is Anna really any tougher than a man doing this job? I think not!
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