The Incomparable Rose Hartman Reviews

July 6, 2017
Mass commits the lazy doc sin of over-interviewing - dozens of talking heads fly by in just the first few minutes - which blurs the portrait in a soup of repeated comments as you try to assess who knew her and who's just pontificating.
June 9, 2017
Never less than entertaining, 'The Incomparable' has Hartman relentlessly promoting her latest book, being pushy at art exhibits, and haranguing her director, "You don't know how to do your job."
June 5, 2017
The Incomparable Rose Hartman doesn't quite make the case for lengthily profiling its irascible and not particularly interesting subject.
June 2, 2017
This ambitiously named doc reaffirms that it was its subject's sharp elbows, as well as her photographs, which were the making of her.
June 2, 2017
Mass makes good use of Hartman's archival images, keeping things flowing with a steady stream of glittery nostalgia. But what's especially interesting is the striking ambivalence of her peers.
May 31, 2017
Pushy, judgmental, tart-tongued and self-obsessed, the photographer at the heart of Otis Mass's penetrating documentary, "The Incomparable Rose Hartman," is, like her snapshots, a piece of work.
May 31, 2017
A gorgeously shot, sharply edited portrait ...
March 23, 2016
This colorful archive of 40 years of unprecedented access to backstage fashion shows and over-the-top nightlife is as charming and as full of life as the subject herself.