How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2012)

A portrait of one of the world's premier architects, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? follows Norman Foster's unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. By investigating his origins to how his dreams… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? is a passable primer that should appeal to architecture enthusiasts, but may struggle to reach casual viewers.

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

An architecture lover's dream.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

A better movie would have explored Foster's way-of-the-future objectives with more beyond-the-hype insight...

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Like the architecture and the architect himself, this is filmmaking on a grand scale.

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Mark Jenkins

Whether contemplating his own sensibility or challenging himself in cross-country ski marathons, the 76-year-old architect appears here as a man who stands heavy upon the planet.

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Brian Miller
Village Voice

It's essentially an infomercial for the company he unsuccessfully tried to sell before the 2008 crash.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A mildly engaging introduction to the architectural work of Norman Foster, but it barely scratches the surface.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

A film that at times seems ready to levitate from the screen on puffy clouds of praise.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An informative and inspiring documentary about a man's life and work.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Audiences who embrace high-quality, smartly produced documentaries about compelling and worthy subjects will get their money's worth.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Adriel Lim
Lesley N
Documentary about Norman Foster and his monolithic buildings, marred by obsequious narrator.