Valentino: The Last Emperor
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)

"Valentino: The Last Emperor" provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino's world of bygone glamour. Filmed from June 2005 to July 2007, the crew shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 8, 2009
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Valentino: the Last Emperor utilizes its access to the fashion icon to the fullest, and the result is a glitzy, dishy, and insightful documentary.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This up-close portrait delivers all the runway glamor and backstage gossip that fashionistas crave, yet it's also unexpectedly poignant.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Superficial but giddily entertaining.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

If you like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," you'll like this film about fashion icon Valentino. But it's an absorbing, fly-on-the-wall documentary regardless.

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Natasha Senjanovic
Hollywood Reporter

The director only skims over the historical material. In taking for granted that this background is familiar to all, the film drives home the fact that high fashion is made by the few for the few.

Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune

As Valentino's team of seamstresses pore over a sequined white dress, entirely hand-sewn, and finally premiere it to the designer in its flawless, couture glory, it's all you can do not to gasp with pleasure.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's ultimately difficult to envision all but the most ardent of fashion fans finding much to embrace in Valentino: The Last Emperor...

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

There's only one monarch mentioned in the title of Valentino: The Last Emperor. But Matt Tyrnauer's breezy and entertaining look inside the world of high fashion is very much a two-man show.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Above all, Valentino is a celebration of beauty and love, and the ways in which one begets the other.

Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

It's interesting to a degree, but without a strong knowledge of the fashion industry, a novice will be left out in the cold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Jeremy Smith
Forget September Issue, Valentino: The Last Emperor is the real about the fashion world to watch. Chiefly though Valentino is an engrossing character study of… More
Jeff Talbott
An absolutely first-rate documentary that does what only a great documentary can do: present what seems to be one story in such a way that it illuminates so… More
MJS MJS
This documentary about fashion designer Valentino Garavani is one of the highest grossing and most buzzed about documentaries of the year, and it?s been… More

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