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  • Summary: Fashion is a glamorous industry of beautiful people, right? Garmento tells the other side of the story through a dark and comical look beneath the seams of NYC's rag business. (Spanish Moss)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Michele Maher's Garmento appears more shocked at the fashion industry's cynical side than moviegoers are likely to be, making its drama of corruption a preordained snooze.
  2. Has amusing moments, but falls apart as quickly as a cheap knockoff.
  3. 40
    Maher's filmmaking is competent -- the sets are inventive, and all the camera angles match up -- but someone should have warned her that neither she nor her young cast is experienced enough to pull off the line “The only people buying it are the faggots.”
  4. Although Garmento exhibits a flailing comic energy, its eagerness to condemn everything about Seventh Avenue, along with its sub-par acting and a choppy narrative style that finally runs amok, lends it a tone of hysterical finger-pointing.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    30
    The story has too many characters, about whom we know too little.
  6. 25
    A toothless, dated Seventh Avenue satire with shaky script, direction and acting - is the movie equivalent of something you'd find on the deep-markdown rack at Daffy's.
  7. Garmento has nothing going for it. First-time writer-director Michele Maher spent three years working in Manhattan's fashion industry...her attempts at satire are feeble and trite, and her stereotypical characters are without interest.

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