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Metascore

Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Dori Berinstein's tender but sharp portrait finds a lot of depths in the woman whom many see as a camp figure.
80
Variety
A celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore.
80
A terrifically entertaining, smartly constructed trip down memory lane with one of the American stage's most legendary troupers.
75
NPR
The lady was - and remains - a pro, still glowin', crowin', goin' strong.
75
Flawed but bittersweet and enjoyable, this film may be the final chapter in a colorful and illustrious life.
67
Larger Than Life provides a look back at a time of show business and stardom that no longer exists.
60
There's not much beyond all the fawning, but the effusively talented Channing more than deserves the gush.
60
Such a unique personality really deserves a more interesting tribute, but it's so nice to see this one-of-a-kind nonagenarian still going strong.
50
Slant Magazine
A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given.
50
Village Voice
Dori Berinstein's desultory, fawning profile of the nonagenarian performer devotes many of its padded 88 minutes to Channing's greatest success, playing the title yenta in "Hello, Dolly!"

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