Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse (2012)

Inside Paris's Crazy Horse cabaret - the most famous nude dance show in the world. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colorful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse - a legendary… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 28, 2014
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Crazy Horse could be condensed to its advantage.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Wiseman is a still-prolific luminary of what has been dubbed "direct cinema," a documentary style in which the director intrudes as little as possible and conducts no on-camera interviews.

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

Ultimately, this is interesting filmmaking, but Wiseman's ultra-orthodox methods may put off viewers who are used to more interactive documentaries.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The idea is to be erotic, seductive, but often, through Wiseman's unforgiving lens, the effect is more anatomical, aloof, amusing.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

If nothing else, you'll surely relish the extravagant rhetoric used by Ali Mahdavi, the club's artistic director, to describe what is basically a tasteful nudie revue.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The movie might as well be about the Burger King down the road, considering that it tells us virtually nothing about this legendary Parisian club.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

If there's one thing that's both surprising and predictable about "Crazy Horse" it's how thoroughly unsexy the film is.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The most interesting dynamic exists between director Philippe Decoufle and artistic director Ali Mahdavi.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Wiseman's camera seems to be unabashedly enjoying the garish spectacle it's taking in, while at the same time offering an implicit critique of the narrow definition of beauty and the commodification of flesh embodied by the Crazy Horse aesthetic.

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