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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This well-made, elegant doc follows the British actress as she travels and discusses life, art, fashion, sex and death with various friends and collaborators, including novelist Paul Auster and photographer Peter Lindbergh. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Says Rampling: "If you're going to do a story like this, it's not going to be all flowers and roses and smell nice." show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Her chattiness here is unexpected and disarming, and if the film's overindulgent, it puts you in a forgiving mood. How often do we get to hear a lioness speak? show more

  • 75
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    Rampling is very much aware of the camera's every intention and possibility. Perhaps too aware, like the kind of over-educated narcissist for whom real spontaneity is too costly a risk. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    As agreeable as she is to watch, the disappointing thing I feel is that she plays everything the same way. For a film about one person that reveals so little about the subject, 94 minutes is longer than it sounds. My advice is to wait for the DVD. This is definitely a movie to watch with a remote control. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    There's an all-embracing openness here that belies the often cold and calculating characters she plays onscreen. She's the perfect confluence of brains and beauty, and it's a pleasure to be in her company. show more

  • 50
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Women of a certain age will kvell, but the point might be better made for the rest of us by rewatching the autumnal Rampling in Ozon's "Under the Sand." show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    This is not to say that Charlotte Rampling: The Look is a complete washout. A tease is more like it, an examination of the surface. Ms. Rampling is presented as an endlessly watchable mystery, an aloof but affable sphinx. But we knew that already. show more

  • 67
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    There are very few light, casual moments in The Look; even when Rampling pops into a deli to buy a sandwich, we hear her in voiceover talking about her demons. An hour and a half of this is frankly exhausting. show more

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