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April 17, 2015
It becomes clear throughout the movie that you don't have to be a fanboy or fashionista to appreciate the story of such a smart, flawed, fabulous man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 18, 2012
This film has a grander trajectory than just about any other fashion doc.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 25, 2011
A glossy, messy, highly watchable biography of the handsome, charismatic American milliner, innovative fashion designer, New York celebrity and brand creator Roy Halston Frowick...
September 23, 2011
Sudler-Smith interviews Minnelli and other celebrities in a somewhat amateurish fashion. But it's the era that's intriguing rather than the man.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2011
The man himself remains something of a cipher. But this is an interesting slice of pop history, nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2011
Peculiar, picaresque and presided over by a self-appointed fashion paradigm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2011
While the elusive subject of this documentary is fascinating, filmmaker Sudler-Smith us almost as interested in his own celebrity as in that of iconic fashion designer Halston.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2011
This documentary seeks out bestie Liza Minnelli and others to unearth the man behind the lifestyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2011
It as least as much about the journey as about the man at the heart of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2015
[It's directed by] an unknown amateur named Whitney Sudler-Smith who looks a bit like Julian Assange and seems almost surprised to be making a film at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2015
The film is poorly structured, and most of Sudler-Smith's conclusions are trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2015
I want to believe that Whitney Sudler-Smith, the director and camera-hogging "presenter" of Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston, is some kind of Bruno-like parody of a fashion victim. He's too gloriously, self- importantly inept to be real, surely?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2012
Halston's name is in the title, but the faintly irritating Ultrasuede isn't necessarily about the fashion designer. It's about director Whitney Sudler-Smith
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2012
In sartorial terms, the fabric is to die for, but helmer Whitney Sudler-Smith's docu follows a banal pattern, while the finishing lacks finesse.
February 9, 2012
A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" assembles a fine assortment of archival material but falls far short of its stated goal.
January 24, 2012
Sudler-Smith spends so much time documenting Sudler-Smith trying to ineptly document this story that one immediately begins to wonder if it's all some sort of strange joke.
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 21, 2012
The tension between the amateurish interviewer and the star interviewees gives the doc a layer of authenticity that its otherwise formulaic structure and storytelling fail to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 20, 2012
It's unfortunate that director Whitney Sudler-Smith seems to have spent more time on his own hair than his interview prep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 19, 2012
Lost in all this is Halston, who comes through only in dribs and drabs. If you're curious about him, skip this film.
January 19, 2012
A dishwater-dull film about an electric subject
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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