• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 30, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jul 27, 2012
    91
    About Face is raucous and lovely. [3 Aug 2012, p.69]
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 27, 2012
    83
    Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List) might have done well to just keep the camera on [Carmen Dell'Orefice] and let everyone else hit the cutting room floor. But other former supermodels are quite interesting as well, among them Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, China Machado, Marisa Berenson and Lisa Taylor.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jul 27, 2012
    80
    HBO tackles some familiar territory--beauty and the perils of aging, crowsfeet to sagging cheeks--but treats the subject from several new angles thanks to the candor of the older, wiser, still stunning former models.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jul 30, 2012
    75
    Fewer models with more time to talk about themselves and much less about the "fabulous people in the industry" that treated them like goddesses would have made this documentary as good as it is glamorous.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jul 30, 2012
    75
    About Face addresses some deeper implications--Gia Carangi's early death is a cautionary tale--but knows better than to over do it. [6 Aug 2012, p.39]
  6. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jul 27, 2012
    70
    Nobody here offers shattering insights into the meaning of life or even of modeling. They're just among a large group of attractive women telling stories to the camera.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 27, 2012
    70
    The meandering approach does manage to excavate some fascinating tales and memories.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 30, 2012
    67
    Photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders accessorizes his picture with some vintage clips, but his Face could do with fewer mouths.
  9. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jul 30, 2012
    60
    Instead of going in-depth with a few models, there's a carousel of names and familiar faces each awarded only a few soundbites, taken up mostly with biography, before the camera moves on.
  10. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 30, 2012
    60
    There are interesting tidbits about the history of fashion photography--the racism, the drugs--but not much serious discussion about the cultural consequences of the evolution of the business.

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