• Released
  • January 20, 2012
  • (Limited 1/20)
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Art House/Foreign

San Francisco Chronicle

Don't expect an in-depth study or exposé in Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. But director Dori Berinstein does capture 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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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A preternatural self-confidence and buoyancy infuse every syllable out of Ms. Channing's mouth in this entertaining film.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Dori Berinstein's tender but sharp portrait finds a lot of depths in the woman whom many see as a camp figure.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Flawed but bittersweet and enjoyable, this film may be the final chapter in a colorful and illustrious life.
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By Bob Mondello
The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Such a unique personality really deserves a more interesting tribute, but it's so nice to see this one-of-a-kind nonagenarian still going strong.
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Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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