Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. In Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, director Dori Berinstein, with co-writer Adam Zucker, captures the magic and vivacity… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story.

Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle

[Captures] the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

It's no surprise that she never really succeeded on television or film because Carol Channing truly is larger than life.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one - except maybe to celebrate her fourth marriage to a high school classmate who died recently.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Not merely affectionate but cheerfully indulgent.

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Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Still, a documentary of this nature lives and dies by the personality of its subject and Carol Channing has plenty to spare.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

As show biz documentaries go, this one is a must-see.


Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Sunil Jawahir
Hilarious and delightful.