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Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
April 17, 2015
The film is poorly structured, and most of Sudler-Smith's conclusions are trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
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.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
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
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 19, 2012
This isn't simply the biography of an American icon, but the chronicle of a misguided filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
January 19, 2012
At least Smith has proof that he spent ample time with the beautiful people.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 18, 2012
This film has a grander trajectory than just about any other fashion doc.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
January 17, 2012
A ghastly vanity affair for one Whitney Smith, the son of a socialite who, despite minimal credits to his name, feels entitled to make Halston's story his own.
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David Fear
Time Out
January 17, 2012
Abandon hope, all ye who expect insight into what made this game-changing gent tick...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
January 13, 2012
All the ingredients are here for another juicy fashion insider film, but this Halston portrait is diminished by a clueless fame whore determined to wedge himself into the story.