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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Don't expect an in-depth study or exposé in Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. But director Dori Berinstein does capture the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Such a unique personality really deserves a more interesting tribute, but it's so nice to see this one-of-a-kind nonagenarian still going strong. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    Dori Berinstein's tender but sharp portrait finds a lot of depths in the woman whom many see as a camp figure. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Flawed but bittersweet and enjoyable, this film may be the final chapter in a colorful and illustrious life. show more

  • 50
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush. show more

  • 90
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    A preternatural self-confidence and buoyancy infuse every syllable out of Ms. Channing's mouth in this entertaining film. show more

  • 80
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers. show more

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