Bleecker Street Media | Release Date: July 20, 2018
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TVJerryAug 19, 2018
Alexander McQueen was a bold, genius designer. He was also a tortured soul. This doc offers opportunities to watch him work on his incredible creations. Fortunately, there's lots of footage that provides bits of insight, which is supplementedAlexander McQueen was a bold, genius designer. He was also a tortured soul. This doc offers opportunities to watch him work on his incredible creations. Fortunately, there's lots of footage that provides bits of insight, which is supplemented by interviews with family, friends and co-workers. It's fascinating to see him rise from struggling and scrappy to the leader of more than one major fashion house. Sadly, the constant darkness that hangs over his life dominates the story , so much so that it starts to drag down the momentum in the final third (the extended segment on Isabella Blow's death didn't help). Even so, the filmmakers have used some interesting animations to symbolize various parts of McQueen's career and they've effectively told the story of this fascinating and sad artist. Expand
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LamontRaymondJul 25, 2018
Well-done doc of a person with whom I had zero familiarity. It does a great job tracking Lee's career, and the interviews with his family & co-workers are excellent. I wish it brought us into his personal life in a more tangible way. TheWell-done doc of a person with whom I had zero familiarity. It does a great job tracking Lee's career, and the interviews with his family & co-workers are excellent. I wish it brought us into his personal life in a more tangible way. The "skull" interludes are interesting, but perhaps a bit overdone. Expand
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MarcDoyleJul 26, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Solid film, yet such a shame that so many creative geniuses from the 80's, 90's, and 2000's destroyed their lives with cocaine. Expand
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MetaflixAug 3, 2018
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was no doubt a generational talent, one of those burn too bright and die too soon sensations that make great material for a documentary.

In turn, the problem for documentarians is trying to create a piece
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was no doubt a generational talent, one of those burn too bright and die too soon sensations that make great material for a documentary.

In turn, the problem for documentarians is trying to create a piece of work that lives up to the real-life hype. Co-directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui have done an admirable job at capturing the light-and-dark duality of the designer's extraordinary career. However, the first half of the documentary was so zoomed in on everything they were featuring on screen that it's actually burdensome on the eyes, and the rest of the film, while certainly worth the price of admission, is far less groundbreaking than the man they set out to memorialize.
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GinaKAug 6, 2018
If you are interested in creativity and/or fashion, you will enjoy this excellent documentary about the wildly gifted British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Although you hear from his family and his colleagues, this documentary is mainlyIf you are interested in creativity and/or fashion, you will enjoy this excellent documentary about the wildly gifted British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Although you hear from his family and his colleagues, this documentary is mainly (and thankfully) about the fashion he created, which was really amazing. The only fault is that the documentary slows down at the end. Once the charismatic McQueen dies, the film loses its energy and fascination. The film should have ended immediately after McQueen’s death, rather than continuing with eulogies from family and friends, whose presence and ideas pale so obviously in comparison to the energy and genius of McQueen himself. Expand
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andersonleiteOct 6, 2018
Really inspiring, tons of information. Amazed to see all the geniality of him.
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