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Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Sep 13, 2013
    75
    All the artistry and absurdity, glamour and the grit of the fashion industry are on display in the documentary Mademoiselle C.
  2. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Sep 11, 2013
    75
    It's to Carine Roitfeld's own credit and director Fabien Constant's funky and frenetic pacing that the doc feels neither like a corporate hagiography nor like mere fashionista masturbation material.
  3. Reviewed by: Araceli Cruz
    Sep 17, 2013
    70
    Mademoiselle C, however, shows the reclusive style guru as the antithesis to the infamous fashion queen, and Roitfeld comes across as quite goofy and actually relatable.
  4. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Sep 18, 2013
    60
    You’ll be left scratching your head wondering what a naked girl draped in a purple net curtain in a cemetery has got to do with frocks. Not many revelations here.
  5. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Sep 16, 2013
    60
    High in gloss if not necessary insight, this is manna for fashion fans but a marginally slighter piece of work than The September Issue.
  6. Reviewed by: Emma Morgan
    Sep 15, 2013
    60
    Mme C. is Carine Roitfeld, ex-editor of Vogue Paris and former stylist. She’s a maternal presence – her own son calls her a MILF. Which makes for fantastic access, if minimal drama.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sep 12, 2013
    60
    As vanity projects go, this one’s unusually well-made — as any portrait of an iconic stylist ought to be.
  8. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Sep 10, 2013
    60
    The filmmaking has some of the wit and irreverence of its subject, but goes on meandering tangents rather than having a cohesive vision or tone.
  9. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Sep 30, 2013
    50
    As a distinctly not-insider, though, I would have benefited more from a broader portrait of the woman herself, and how she became such a legend.
  10. Reviewed by: Leba Hertz
    Sep 19, 2013
    50
    There are just so many ways Carine Roitfeld can say she loves fashion in Mademoiselle C, a somewhat interesting documentary that brings us into the inner workings of a magazine, but harps a bit too much on her ideas of fashion and style.
  11. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Sep 19, 2013
    50
    Unfortunately, the film doesn't show its subject's creative process as much as that of her collaborators.
  12. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 12, 2013
    50
    Mademoiselle C should please fashion devotees while leaving everyone else scratching their heads.
  13. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Sep 10, 2013
    40
    This is merely a vanity project that shamelessly plugs Roitfeld’s new stateside brand.
  14. Reviewed by: Genevieve Koski
    Sep 10, 2013
    40
    More of a fawning love letter than a nuanced profile of a woman who surely must be more fascinating than she comes off here.
  15. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Sep 27, 2013
    25
    It’s an air-kiss of a movie, one that places a non-contact peck on either side of its subject’s mouth, then breezes off before a serious conversation can begin.

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