Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Feb 16, 2012
    The film is an architecture lover's dream.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Jan 23, 2012
    Lionizing a world-class architect without tipping into hagiography, this documentary performs a graceful cinematic dance around his works.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jan 21, 2012
    Veers too close to hagiography, although it's visually arresting enough to carry you through sagging in the narrative.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Jan 27, 2012
    There's plenty of material for a lively, profound documentary about Norman Foster. But How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? is, by design, lightweight.
  5. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jan 24, 2012
    Mr. Goldberger's words are among the more substantive in a film that at times seems ready to levitate from the screen on puffy clouds of praise.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Miller
    Jan 24, 2012
    By the time this fawning documentary gets to Foster's CG-animated rendering for a $15 billion planned city in Abu Dhabi (a movie within the movie), you realize it's essentially an infomercial for the company he unsuccessfully tried to sell before the 2008 crash.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jan 21, 2012
    A treatment of Foster so reverential it verges on camp.
  8. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jan 24, 2012
    A better movie would have explored Foster's way-of-the-future objectives with more beyond-the-hype insight and less Zen-master bullshit.

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