Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Ten years in the making, Hats Off is a documentary tribute to the 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell, one of those people for whom the word “individual” seems especially apt.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    The face may be vaguely familiar, and if the name "Mimi Weddell" doesn't ring a bell it will after you've seen Jyll Johnstone's affectionate documentary portrait of this unstoppable nonagenarian model and actress.
  3. Though Weddell's accomplishments are inspiring, we would have been better served by a more impartial portrait. With its reverent tone, the movie often feels more like it was made by a doting granddaughter than a pro filmmaker.
  4. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    50
    Weddell isn't really representative of an older generation of actors; she's one of a kind. But this visually indifferent documentary never explains why that matters.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    Despite intimate, prolonged access to her subject, director Jyll Johnstone seems to have missed the most interesting wrinkles of Weddell's story in favor of fuzzy life's-a-stage affirmations.
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  1. JoyceB.
    Apr 5, 2008
    10
    A very well made film. kudos to the director. --It's much more than the story of an actress and model who looked fabulous in hats and A very well made film. kudos to the director. --It's much more than the story of an actress and model who looked fabulous in hats and her career. A story of work, love and family life in New York City becomes a film most New Yorkers would not want to miss. Full Review »