Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse (2012)

Inside Paris's Crazy Horse cabaret - the most famous nude dance show in the world. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colorful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse - a legendary… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 18, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2014
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Crazy Horse could be condensed to its advantage.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Wiseman is a still-prolific luminary of what has been dubbed "direct cinema," a documentary style in which the director intrudes as little as possible and conducts no on-camera interviews.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Sit back, relax and get an eyeful.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The idea is to be erotic, seductive, but often, through Wiseman's unforgiving lens, the effect is more anatomical, aloof, amusing.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

If nothing else, you'll surely relish the extravagant rhetoric used by Ali Mahdavi, the club's artistic director, to describe what is basically a tasteful nudie revue.

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

Ultimately, this is interesting filmmaking, but Wiseman's ultra-orthodox methods may put off viewers who are used to more interactive documentaries.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

If there's one thing that's both surprising and predictable about "Crazy Horse" it's how thoroughly unsexy the film is.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The most interesting dynamic exists between director Philippe Decoufle and artistic director Ali Mahdavi.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The movie might as well be about the Burger King down the road, considering that it tells us virtually nothing about this legendary Parisian club.

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