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Valentino: The Last Emperor Reviews

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February 26, 2012
If you like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," you'll like this film about fashion icon Valentino. But it's an absorbing, fly-on-the-wall documentary regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 2, 2011
It's ultimately difficult to envision all but the most ardent of fashion fans finding much to embrace in Valentino: The Last Emperor...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 1, 2011
It's interesting to a degree, but without a strong knowledge of the fashion industry, a novice will be left out in the cold.
July 24, 2010
It does pull back the curtain on a traditionally withdrawn public figure. For that alone, the documentary is a fascinating glimpse into a mind that's always on the go.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 4, 2010
The documentary film crew gets remarkable behind-the-scenes access to Valentino's fashion empire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2009
Frothy doc on the iconic fashion designer Valentino.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2009
You don't have to be a fashionista to get something out of this unique documentary about the famous designer, his way of working, and his long term relationship with business partner Giancarlo Giammetti.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2009
An antidote to weepy tales such as "Philadelphia" and "Brokeback Mountain". Yes, Virginia, gay people can enjoy long-term relationships.
September 27, 2009
What a nice surprise to settle in for a fashion documentary and find a touching love story hidden within its glamorous folds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 17, 2009
The film successfully paints a picture of how this relationship worked so well as a business; it's less capable of penetrating the emotional story.
September 17, 2009
Stays firmly, admiringly, on the surface of things -- which is where all fashion kings should reign.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2009
From naked models draped in fabric, to private jet passengers draped in dogs, Valentino is a warts and all, fly on the wall insight into the life of one of the great fashion designers. Unfortunately in this flick there are more warts than all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2009
Matt Tyrnauer's documentary about the venerable Italian fashion designer, Valentino, has been billed as a love story, and so it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 16, 2009
The unique behind-the-scenes profile Tyrnauer has achieved makes this more than just another excuse to look at beautiful models in pretty frocks, and a film not only for fashionistas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2009
Mostly compelling documentary, though there are aspects to the fashion legend's story that are unfortunately neglected.
September 14, 2009
We're as fascinated by his eccentricity as we are impressed at his high standards and taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2009
This remarkably intimate portrait, made with less formality than you might expect, gives a real insight into Valentino as a living, working phenomenon at the end of his career
September 10, 2009
A wonderful documentary that allows us to peek at the excess but stays real by its candid fly on the wall approach. It's riveting, insightful, funny and enjoyable as we go on and behind the catwalks and glimpse the public and private Valentino Garavani
September 9, 2009
It's like the death of true creative fashion happening before our eyes. The insight into a fashion house like Valentino is illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2009
More reality show than fashion show, it's slight but still as fun as it is fashionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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