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63
Based on 14 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This rather elegant movie, like a bold new 'do, is both not what you'd expect and exactly what you feared. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Entertaining and comprehensive in its account of the man's career. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There must be more. We will not discover it here. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This "Alfie" meets "Boogie Nights" bio fizzles because, although Sassoon never stops talking, he never says anything. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    Hardly hard-hitting but a thoughtful and spirited look at a man at the top of his game and a moment in time that refused to fade. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Unpacks the man's story with a dramatic flair that might be mistaken for Zoolanderiffic, if it weren't so aptly accessible. show more

  • 50
    Boxoffice Magazine

    Audience appeal will be limited to people who see nothing silly about saying the man who invented the five-point haircut was one of the primary architects of the '60s. show more

  • 67
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    The film feels superficial even for something set in the fashion world, and after chronicling Sassoon's unlikely ascent, it all starts to feel air-kissy and fluffy. There is a great story here, though, and Sassoon is undeniably inspirational. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Its upbeat tone, perky visual rhythm and sleek graphics capture the "swinging '60s" aesthetic epitomized by Mr. Sassoon's major invention: the geometric "five-point" haircut. show more

  • February 28, 2011 dinabu1
    Report This User

    I've seen the film twice - at The Tribeca Film Festival and then again on opening night in NYC. It's a poignant and well-covered account of Vidal's life and career and how he inspired the entire hairdressing industry. A must-see for every hairdresser. And, if you are not a hairdresser (like me) it's still a well-documented and entertaining insight into a man ********** changed his craft.

  • February 16, 2011 loullaev
    Report This User

    Not to be missed. Vidal Sassoon was a true visionary and it's an inspirational and touching film.

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