Ciao Manhattan (Edie in Ciao! Manhattan)
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Edie Sedgwick,1960s heroine of decadence, is exploited from beyond the grave in this clumsily pieced together film taken from two unfinished Sedgwick vehicles -- one by Chuck Wein from 1967 displaying Edie at her peak as a Warhol star, and the other from 1970 by David Weisman and John Palmer, made when Edie appeared decimated from drug and alcohol addiction. The film is arranged in the form of a cinema verité examination of her life and lifestyle: the woman lives in an empty, covered-over swimming pool, surrounded by posters of herself. She prances around topless for a good portion of the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"Monotonous and nearly incomprehensible."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"You'll hate yourself in the morning, but you'll sit through it."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The film only seems to exploit her tragedy."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Two attempts at a movie spliced uneasily into one."
‑ Martin Hoyle, Time Out
"Not a great movie, but absolutely essential viewing."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"The narrative is rambling, but there are some genuine, inspired comic moments."
‑ , Film4
"At bottom Ciao! Manhattan is cruel exploitation -- though the film is dedicated to Miss Sedgwick's memory, an ultimate indignity."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"Whether [Edie Sedgwick] is acting or stoned-for-real with a model's instincts propping her up, her performance is wonderful, highly amusing at all the right moments, yet melancholy in a way which is free of self-pity."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Ciao! Manhattan is ultimately a testament to the odd, elastic nature of the '60s."
‑ John G. Nettles, PopMatters
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