• Released
  • January 20, 2012
  • (Limited 1/20)
  • NR , 1 hr 29 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Documentary
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston Synopsis
The couturier and milliner's designs create fashions known as casual chic.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film's darkly bedazzled view of the '70s is spurred by great dish from André Leon Talley, Liza Minnelli, and Nile Rodgers, who set the...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
The tension between the amateurish interviewer and the star interviewees gives the documentary a layer of authenticity that its otherwise...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Despite dynamic subject matter, prime archive material and insightful interviewees, Whitney Sudler-Smith's intrusive presence onscreen...
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50

New York Post

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It's unfortunate that director Whitney Sudler-Smith seems to have spent more time on his own hair than his interview prep.
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50

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
In sartorial terms, the fabric is to die for, but helmer Whitney Sudler-Smith's documentary follows a banal pattern, while the finishing...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fashionistas who flock to Whitney Sudler-Smith's documentary should pay heed to the entire title: this isn't simply the biography of an...
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40

Los Angeles Times

A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston assembles a fine assortment of archival...
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20

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
Lost in all this is Halston, who comes through only in dribs and drabs. If you're curious about him, skip this film. Read about him -...
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Such pitiable incompetence isn't charming, it's embarrassing - and simply inexcusable.
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Village Voice

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There's a good film to be made about Halston, the dashing man who went from Iowa-born milliner to revered fashion designer to...
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Wonderful

By CyclopseUss
Delightful!...

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