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Vidal Sassoon The Movie

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Yes, it’s a feature doc about a hairdresser. And you can wipe that supercilious smirk off your face right now. This is Vidal Sassoon, truly a great Londoner. Put in care because his mum was too poor to look after him, he fought Mosley’s fascists in the East End and worked himself up from floor-sweeper to change the face of his chosen métier. An autodidact, Sassoon shaped hair with the asymmetric lines of modern architecture, and his ‘five-point cut’ proved a genuine work of art. But this lovingly made portrait loses momentum when Sassoon becomes a brand rather than an innovator. This lively octogenarian deserves the attention, but the film flits from enlightening to infomercial.
Written by Trevor Johnston

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 20 May 2011
  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Craig Teper
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