The September Issue Synopsis
Filmmaker R.J. Cutler follows Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour as she prepares for the fall issue.
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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

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Though most will visit R.J. Cutler's subtle, supple documentary hoping to peek beneath the formidable bangs of Vogue editor Anna Wintour,...
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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

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

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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...
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Can't understand the negative reviews

By blake08
Obviously, this movie is not for everyone, but for anyone interested in fashion it is a must see. It is brilliantly edited, very funny, and perfectly executed....

Go for Some, So-So for others. For special tastes.

By karensaucedo
Ok, that qualification made, I liked it. It was a window into a world I'd never given much thought to and, a world I would want NO part of, having seen it. Anna Wintour is a monster in heels....

September Issue

By Fran Gare
SOOO Boring. I went because I thought I would learn something. All I learned was how tedious a movie could be....

September Issue

By jcslack
THE VERY BEST FILM OF 2009. Long live queen anna...

boring!!!!

By NYC212
This documentary had all the makings for great entertainment, but it was dull, lackluster and slow. Don't bother!!...

Now I Know

By Honest Feedback
what to use in the bottom of my birdcage - Vogue!...

Nobody Knows Pr Like Vogue

By NathanielQueen
A sequel, I guess, to "the Devil Wears Prada". The real life Miss Winator is not a match to the file fictional version. Which is the truth. We'll probably never know, but they got alot of...

Five Word Review

By max49
Surprising look at creative process...

The September Issue

By nancyblomdahl
Very interesting and informative!...

Excelent if you want to work the industry

By mauolivares
The movie is really good if you know how the industry works. I really enjoyed it and it has very interesting views on how Vogue works....

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language.