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80
Seeing the film now makes you weep for the passing of both actresses, of course. It also drives home the magnitude of losing Carrie Fisher's hilarious, acerbic, insightful voice at a time when it seems more vital than ever. You leave the movie wanting so much more of her, it hurts.
80
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is a droll, spirited, and disarmingly intimate documentary that now feels karmically timed.
80
These were two women who reached a state of balance thanks to an almost aggressive honesty.
80
The doc is a great showcase for the pair's qualities.
80
If the film is as disorderly in its structure as the messy family history it surveys, time spent with these wonderful subjects makes that seem sweetly appropriate.
80
These troubled, lovable, prickly, obsessive entertainers, supported by brother-son Todd, invite the viewer into their rackety lives - bright, lived fully in the spotlight, chin-up and completely unsinkable.
78
Unlike Fisher's book, the film is warm and comforting, occasionally sad but more often giddy and gleeful. It's a melancholy final visit in light of the recent death of both its subjects. But it's still a rare chance for viewers to sneak behind those weird, eccentric compound gates, and hang out as if they were part of the family.
75
These are two magnificent women who live in the shadows of their own legacies, surrounded by petrified images of their former selves.

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