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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    For at least a half hour, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a brilliant and exciting film and seems almost sure to be one of the best of 2010. Then it becomes simply good. Then it becomes merely interesting. And then, about 15 minutes before the finish, it becomes dull and interminable. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Offers two hours of luxury and loveliness, music and art, and a bit of sexually charged madness, too. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Where the film fails, ironically, is in the central love affair. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is undeniably gifted, but his Stravinsky is a blank, stoic presence only comfortable at a piano. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    There are so many guilty pleasures here that it's amazing the film is as good as it is. The passions feel real, the roles are fully inhabited and the art speaks for itself. show more

  • 65
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Despite an admirable mastery of both Russian and French, Mikkelsen has no shot at making a proud (Russian!) musical genius a believably lovesick puppy. show more

  • 100
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Everything works miraculously here, making Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky one of the most bountiful experiences of the year. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky concerns a love affair between two irresistible forces who have never met an immovable object before. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Unlike last year's "Coco Before Chanel," in which Audrey Tautou played a warmer, kinder spirit, Mouglais presents her character as steely and unbending, a woman who has built her empire on her terms and refuses to abdicate the slightest control on her life. show more

  • 63
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Getting two biographies on the same person in such a short window is unusual. What's even more unusual is that both suffer from the same flaw. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It's a little black dress of a movie, an elegant hint of something sensual that is ultimately denied to us. show more

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  • August 07, 2010 Tk4pose
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    This film finally made it to Cleveland! It was simply a MASTERPEICE! It was one of the most sexy, sultry and not to mention well dressed films I've seen in a while! I LOVED IT and not just because I'm a HUGE Chanel fan but because it was "Increible"!

  • August 03, 2010 MartinZook
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    Astounding. Best movie I've seen in a long, long, long time. The underlying theme is expressed by Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen) who describes it as forgetting the self to grab at fragments, putting them together, and when that process opens door pass through it to find the music in the piano. He and Coco (Anna Mouglalis) are engaged in quite the minuet, her opening the door to realms he couldn't imagine before. Cinematography, acting, script, all work together like a Stravinsky concert, in fragments that fit together & astound. I can't wait to see it again.

  • July 25, 2010 ncfrrst
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    Loved this movie. The movie begins brillantly and one senses that one is watching a masterpiece. But the film doesnt stat at that high level throughout though and ends up as a very very good one. A fine period romance with a terrific Rites of Spring show stopper at the beginning. Excellent photography and acting. Sad ending. This one will appeal to the Euro art house film lovers only.

  • July 04, 2010 MaierRosen
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    Very disappointing. Quite dull. One-dimensional characters, one-note portrayals, with the exception of the actress portraying Stravinsky's wife. Poor use of the composer's music.

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