Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010)

At the Theatre Des Champs-Elysées, Igor Stravinsky premieres his The Rite Of Spring. Coco Chanel attends the premiere and is mesmerized. But the revolutionary work is too modern, too radical: the enraged audience boos and jeers. A near riot… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 2010
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52%
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42%



Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's well-acted and beautifully filmed, but Jan Kounen's dramatization of the affair between his famous subjects is curiously short on passion.

Dan Kois
Washington Post

Beautiful but indulgent.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Two narcissists do not a couple make, and without any actual relationship, there really isn't a movie.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

An electrifying opening, a bit of a slog afterwards.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Anna Mouglalis makes for an icier Coco than Audrey Tautou, hardened by the death in 1919 of Boy Capel, the love of her life.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's fascinating material here, but instead Kounen and screenwriter Chris Greenhalgh too often settle for giving us a conventional and even dull love triangle: self-absorbed career woman, ailing wife, passive man torn between the two of them.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Stravinsky refuses to acknowledge [Chanel] as his artistic equal: 'You are not an artist, you are a shopkeeper' ... After this put-down, the couple's romance fizzles out ...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Too much of the time, the film seems intoxicated by its own sense of importance.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jan Kounen's film is ravishingly beautiful, but inhumanly cool. The severe black-and-white deco interiors of Chanel's estate suggest an elegant chessboard where pitiless mind games are being played.

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Rob Thomas
Wisconsin State Journal

In the end, "Coco & Igor" doesn't really go anywhere, and it never quite equals the chaotic energy of that opening theater scene. But it's gorgeous to look at, as Kounen melds the heady visuals with Stravinsky's sweeping score.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A beautifully shot, well-acted film, about two interesting, dynamic characters. This film was gorgeous, and passionate. Unfortunately the stately pace of the… More
Walter M.
"Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" starts in 1913 as a new ballet is being performed in Paris to a less than rapt audience. Instead of running away… More
Bathsheba Monk
It takes a while for movies (especially foreign movies) to make it out here, but this one was worth waiting for. It was gorgeous! And it shed some light on a… More
Carlos Magalhães
This is Coco <i>après</i> Chanel, a soulless film that fails virtually in every aspect. Mouglalis is insipid, trying hard to be elegant and chic,… More