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80
Unpacks the man's story with a dramatic flair that might be mistaken for Zoolanderiffic, if it weren't so aptly accessible.
80
Los Angeles Times
Beyond the love fest of talking heads is a compelling life story that courses through the Depression, World War II and swinging London, all evoked in well-curated archival footage.
70
Entertaining and comprehensive in its account of the man's career.
70
Its upbeat tone, perky visual rhythm and sleek graphics capture the "swinging '60s" aesthetic epitomized by Mr. Sassoon's major invention: the geometric "five-point" haircut.
67
He was the Beatles of the hair business.
60
This rather elegant movie, like a bold new 'do, is both not what you'd expect and exactly what you feared.
50
Teper buries his material in gimcrack mod trappings that trivialize rather than celebrate Sassoon's accomplishments.
50
Village Voice
More accurately titled "Vidal Sassoon: The Slavering Advertorial," Craig Teper's obsequious documentary on the stylist who popularized geometric haircuts in the '60s is in desperate need of shaping and trimming itself.
50
Boxoffice Magazine
Audience appeal will be limited to people who see nothing silly about saying the man who invented the five-point haircut was one of the primary architects of the '60s.
38
This "Alfie" meets "Boogie Nights" bio fizzles because, although Sassoon never stops talking, he never says anything.

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