91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Film music by Nino Rota provides a Fellini overlay.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The decadence is obvious. But true to the Valentino prerogative, it's beautiful - sad, too: a dream life moving into the unknown.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Seldom has a film explored such exotica as Valentino's world -- the gowns, the galas, the villas, the private jets -- with such a sense of momentous drama behind the glitz.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Entertaining and even poignant.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Light, engaging documentary.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

At its heart, the film is about the intense connection between Valentino and his business partner of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti, the brains behind the branding.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Filled with affecting moments.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A documentary with privileged access to the legendary designer in his studio, workshop, backstage, his homes, even aboard his yacht and private jet.
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Among the invited guests are Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts. Only one fellow designer is present: Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer settled in Paris.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Lively and affectionate, Matt Tyrnauer's documentary is made for those who believe, as he does, that the work of fashion designer Valentino is worthy of the most respectful chronicle.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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