Nico Icon
Nico Icon (1995)

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 8, 1995
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

As recorded in the great wealth of documentary footage Ofteringer has assembled, the cheekbones slowly collapse and the blue eyes become watery, their owner becoming more and more dependent on hard drugs and fast living.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Nico-Icon is more than the investigation of a doomed celebrity: It's also a mirror reflecting her friends, her audience and pop culture.

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Pat Kramer
Boxoffice Magazine

Nico Icon is a powerful, often disturbing portrayal of a woman haunted by her elevation to icon status for little more than her physical attributes.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

With extraordinary technique, Ofteringer paints a moody, melancholy picture of a legend who decayed into the ghost of herself.

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James Berardinelli

Though Nico Icon is replete with fascinating tidbits about the model-turned- singer's opinions and lovers, it does little to bring us understanding of the real person.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

This picture is a mess. It never presents a compelling case of why we should care about Nico.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

That voyeuristic fascination with doomed glamour is one of the guilty pleasures of Susanne Ofteringer's utterly haunting documentary film, Nico Icon.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie has no moral or message, does not attempt to rehabilitate Nico as an anti-heroine, and finds mostly emptiness and sadness in her life. I have a feeling Nico would have enjoyed it.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Nico Icon tells us more than we ever knew about this pop star yet manages to leave the mysterious reflecting pool that will forever be Nico intact.

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