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Vidal Sassoon: The Movie Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
May 18, 2011
Yes, it's a feature doc about a hairdresser. And you can wipe that supercilious smirk off your face right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2011
"Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" might as well be titled "Vidal Sassoon: The Infomercial" for all of the distance it maintains from its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 17, 2011
The film tells such a compelling, expansive story that its unwillingness to plumb its subject's psychological depths feels forgivable, though regrettable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Richard Roeper
March 16, 2011
Classic tale of a self-made man.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 19, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
February 17, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 11, 2011
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie isn't just the story of a brilliant fashion idea that swept the globe. It is a euphoric account of one man's strenuous self-invention.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 11, 2011
A voice at the start of "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" declares, "It's impossible to overestimate the importance of Vidal Sassoon." If so, this documentary makes the impossible look easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
Craig Teper's obsequious documentary on the stylist who popularized geometric haircuts in the '60s is in desperate need of shaping and trimming itself.
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Ronnie Scheib
July 6, 2010
For a film about a master of minimalism, Vidal Sassoon the Movie trades in excess.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
Almost comically overconvinced of the importance of its subject, Vidal Sassoon: The Movie is nonetheless entertaining and comprehensive in its account of the man's career.