Valentino: The Last Emperor Synopsis
Matt Tyrnauer’s "Valentino The Last Emperor," is an intimate and engaging fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's most famous men. It is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership, the longest running in fashion, and a...
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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...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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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

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

By jajoart
Great fun - beautiful homes, yacht, showrooms, Rome, Paris, Venice, and his farewell party. The story of a prima donna in the design world and his long time lover, partner, business partner.,...

Good, Beautiful, But Not Always Engaging

By pupmom
Valentino celebrates beauty and haute couture, and is a mostly well-crafted movie. It focuses largely on two people: Valentino and his 50-year associate. From the vantage point of a fly on the wall,...

Valentino-The Last Emperor

By marivicgirl88
Anytime I leave a movie and I start discussing it in great detail with whomever accompanied me, it's probably a GOOD thing. If a film can move you and trigger emotional hotspots, the director usually...

Valentino

By adnil39
A wonderful, moving, funny, sad film about the glory and decline of haute-couture designed by the Last Emperor and the love story between Valentino and his business partner and lover of 50 years. ...

Valentino: The Last Emperor

By fanberry
More complex and moving than any Hollywood tripe, Valentino was riveting from start to finish. A glimpse into a rarified world that will never come again. Most satisfying film experience I've had...

Valentino: The Last Emperor

By sandbar2009
Truly a supurb experience. Fabulous look behind the scenes of the High Fashion world. Now I know why coutier costs so much....

VALENTINO, THE LAST EMPEROR

By cwaltd
LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF IT--ISN'T CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION GRAND?!...

Beautiful

By statton_associates
A eye-popping look at one of the last great fashion designers and the world that he bestrides. The skills of the seamstresses will not be seen for some time. The minions that have years of...

Valentino is Bellisimo!!!

By lnoble360
Whoever came up with the phrase, "the emperor has no clothes," clearly hadn't met Valentino Garavani. From the mundane to the insane, the documentary film "Valentino: The Last Emperor" captures...

Valentino: The Last Emperor

By jimnugent
I liked it very much. It was terrific seeing the interaction between Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti and their creativity. I loved the beautiful women and the obsessiveness of Valentino....

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Rated PG-13 | For Language and Some Nudity