• Released
  • January 20, 2012
  • (Limited 1/20)
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Synopsis
The life and career of the groundbreaking comic and actress.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Wild lady

By thespian46
Loved learning more about Carol thru this documentary. It had the look of a home movie, but her story was fascinating and I couldn't wait to hear more. She's one of the true eccentircs of our time,...

touching,brilliant,emotional, larger than life

By jjnyc66
I have seen it twice. Just go see it. It is so well done, and so moving....


By WilDan1000
The best film I've seen in years. I wasn't expecting to love this film so much. I wasn't even expecting to like it. I'm not a Broadway person. I went with a friend who's a fan. I was...

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Rated PG | For Mild thematic elements, including brief smoking images