Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser – he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who 'changed the world with a pair of scissors'. With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hair styles he pioneered in the 1960s and his 'wash and wear' philosophy, Sassoon revolutionised the art of hairstyling, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture. 2.8 out of 5 based on 16 reviews
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

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Genre Documentary
Director Craig Teper
Cast Ronnie Sassoon Vidal Sassoon
Studio Verve Pictures
Release Date May 2011
Running Time 90 mins
 

Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser – he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who 'changed the world with a pair of scissors'. With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hair styles he pioneered in the 1960s and his 'wash and wear' philosophy, Sassoon revolutionised the art of hairstyling, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.

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Reviews

Empire Magazine

Even Barlow

Directed with fanatical enthusiasm — “He’s Ali! He’s Einstein! He’s The Messiah of hair” — it favours celebration over gritty exposure.

20/05/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Demetrios Matheou

Beautifully observed and absorbing

22/05/2011

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The New York Times

Stephen Holden

Not just the story of a brilliant fashion idea that swept the globe. It is a euphoric account of one man’s strenuous self-invention.

10/02/2011

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Screen

Brent Simon

Much of the movie’s connection owes to the fact that Sassoon, now 83, is such an articulate, well-mannered and sympathetic subject, a reality that goes a long way in engendering a rapport with audiences less familiar with or innately interested in his story.

17/02/2011

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The Sunday Express

Henry Fitzherbert

Sassoon deserves this tribute and there are some interesting social insights.

22/05/2011

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The Guardian

Andrew Pulver

Once past the over-the-top opening section (in which Sassoon is liked to, among others, Albert Einstein), his story takes on classic lineaments.

19/05/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

An elegant biography

22/05/2011

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The Los Angeles Times

Sheri Linden

Sassoon's bobs still look fresh, and if this portrait overreaches for zeitgeist significators, it makes clear that he led the charge in liberating generations of women from the set-tease-spray beauty parlor regimen.

17/02/2011

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Time Out

Trevor Johnston

Yes, it’s a feature doc about a hairdresser. And you can wipe that supercilious smirk off your face right now. This is Vidal Sassoon, truly a great Londoner.

18/05/2011

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Total Film

Kate Stables

Ironically, the whole film could do with a good trim.

16/05/2011

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Variety

Ronnie Scheib

For a film about a master of minimalism, "Vidal Sassoon the Movie" trades in excess.

02/05/2011

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The Times

Dominic Wells

This is documentary as vanity publishing: as cutting-edge as a pair of rubber scissors, toothless as a broken comb.

20/05/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Marc Lee

There is not enough historical context to justify this documentary about Vidal Sassoon.

20/05/2011

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

The thrice-divorced, transparently vain and dictatorial Mr Sassoon may conceivably be a latter-day saint or even the new Messiah, but good biopics don’t look as though they have just had a super-injunction served upon their makers.

20/05/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

"His creativity was at an epic level," someone says of his Royal Hairness, without joking. Please – he was a hairdresser, for God's sake.

20/05/2011

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The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

It was a haircut, not a cure for cancer.

22/05/2011

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