100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lusciously revealing fly-on-the-wall portrait of Anna Wintour.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What the movie unfolds is how the magazine is inextricable from Wintour’s vision of it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Compulsively entertaining documentary.
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75

NPR

Though most will visit R.J. Cutler's subtle, supple documentary hoping to peek beneath the formidable bangs of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, they will be disappointed: This is a movie whose ambitions range wider than the contents of her guarded psyche.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While it doesn't scratch much below the surface, The September Issue is an entertainingly voyeuristic glimpse into the fashion world.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A subversively entertaining documentary.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A crisp and entertaining documentary.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Consistent with her ice queen reputation, Wintour is often disconcertingly direct and frequently unfeeling, though not without a dry sense of humor.
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70

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
When it's all over, we still don't know who Wintour really is.
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40

Wall Street Journal

The press notes boast that Mr. Cutler was given "unprecedented access" and the right of final cut; these advantages don't seem to have done much for this listless film.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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