Vidal Sassoon: The Movie


Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2011)


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This first-time, deeply intimate look into the life of Vidal Sassoon, from his early days in an orphanage, to his time as a soldier, his beginnings on Bond Street, and ultimately, the revolution he caused, which continues to this day. Vidal Sassoon The Movie was filmed over the course of 3 years and features unprecedented access to Vidal, candid interviews with former staff, family members, reporters and historians. Together they explore the life and legacy of the most influential hairdresser in the world, whose influence far outreaches the industry he changed forever. Millions revere the legend, yet so few know the man. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (11)

Yes, it's a feature doc about a hairdresser. And you can wipe that supercilious smirk off your face right now.

May 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" might as well be titled "Vidal Sassoon: The Infomercial" for all of the distance it maintains from its subject.

Mar 18, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film tells such a compelling, expansive story that its unwillingness to plumb its subject's psychological depths feels forgivable, though regrettable.

Mar 17, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Classic tale of a self-made man.

Mar 16, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5

Less of a documentary than a testimonial, Craig Teper's Vidal Sassoon: The Movie offers up a carefully coiffed look into the life of the legendary hairdresser.

Feb 19, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Beyond the love fest of talking heads is a compelling life story that courses through the Depression, World War II and swinging London, all evoked in well-curated archival footage.

Feb 17, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vidal Sassoon: The Movie


KInd of interesting, especially to show how boring hair is nowadays, but I didn't much care fo rthe subject and his strange, elocution-trained voice. The 80's Vidal & Beverley Sassoon TV series, with white teeth & orange tan was a low point.

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