Vidal Sassoon: The Movie
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2011)

This first-time, deeply intimate look into the life of Vidal Sassoon, from his early days in an orphanage, to his time as a soldier, his beginnings on Bond Street, and ultimately, the revolution he caused, which continues to this day. Vidal… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 6, 2011
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Yes, it's a feature doc about a hairdresser. And you can wipe that supercilious smirk off your face right now.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Classic tale of a self-made man.

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

This tiresome non-fiction film is over packed with employees, former employees and old-time business partners who insist that Sassoon is the most amazing person on the planet.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" might as well be titled "Vidal Sassoon: The Infomercial" for all of the distance it maintains from its subject.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Less of a documentary than a testimonial, Craig Teper's Vidal Sassoon: The Movie offers up a carefully coiffed look into the life of the legendary hairdresser.

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Philip French
Guardian

I could have done with something a little more critical than this polished, adulatory film, which comes over like a curtain raiser to be shown at a gathering of his 10,000 employees worldwide.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

The film tells such a compelling, expansive story that its unwillingness to plumb its subject's psychological depths feels forgivable, though regrettable.

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Sheri Linden
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.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Lively and enjoyable, even if it seems unwilling to explore any dark corners.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Lesley N
KInd of interesting, especially to show how boring hair is nowadays, but I didn't much care fo rthe subject and his strange, elocution-trained voice. The… More

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