Yves Saint Laurent Reviews

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October 10, 2019
Yves Saint Laurent may have suffered from being one of two separate biopics about the fashion icon, and the more narratively straightforward of the pair. Luckily, the strengths of the performances help make for an entertaining, engaging drama.
November 8, 2018
Even with its flaws, Yves Saint Laurent is a satisfying film on a purely visual level.
August 22, 2018
Lespert has played it safe but stylish.
April 24, 2015
If design is a fine art (YSL was the subject of a Met show), then this is a designer's "Lust for Life".
December 3, 2014
Scenes between YSL and rock-steady lover Pierre Berg (Guillaume Gallienne) spark, but the film stays too reverent to truly turn heads.
October 10, 2014
Pierre Niney Niney has a strong, yet fragile presence, as if he's in a Woody Allen film being directed by the ghost of Anthony Minghella.
October 2, 2014
stylish-boy, is it stylish-but lacking in substance.
August 7, 2014
Yves Saint-Laurent is an elegantly filmed and exceptionally acted biopic that may be too tasteful a drama for such a ravishing figure.
July 31, 2014
A visually sumptuous - and perhaps languidly paced - tale that immerses the viewer in a deeply atmospheric world.
July 24, 2014
Alternately meek and tyrannical, repressed and Dionysian, Niney's Saint Laurent remains both empathetic and obscure.
July 21, 2014
"YSL" does it best when it enters the frenzy of preparing for Saint Laurent's near always well received runway shows.
July 11, 2014
Much has been documented about Saint Laurent and Berg in films, books and exhibitions, but Yves Saint Laurent... attempts to show the personal side of the designer and his consort.
July 9, 2014
Ultimately, the story of Yves Saint Laurent makes a compelling argument for fashion as art, and begs to answer the question if there is such a thing as innate taste.
July 3, 2014
If the film is a triumph of style over substance, that's not necessarily something Yves would have disapproved of.
July 3, 2014
Skillfully made ...
July 2, 2014
Yves Saint Laurent is at its best when Yves indulges in all the hedonism the 60s and 70s have to offer. Just like real life, movies these days could use more hedonism.
June 27, 2014
Rather like Yves's garments, the film is elegant, sumptuous and beautifully designed.
June 27, 2014
We have a film that gives us a hint of what made him a genius, and too much about what brought him low. The other way round, it might have been great.
June 26, 2014
Saint Laurent (played with uncanny accuracy by Pierre Niney) goes through nervous breakdowns, addictions and affairs with gold diggers, but remains a comparatively opaque personality.
June 25, 2014
Ultimately, this biopic seems far more interested in Saint Laurent's emotional passions, and the love story between him and Berg serves as the movie's core.
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