Saint Laurent

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6.12 h 30 min2014R
SAINT LAURENT tells a story of the brilliant designer, his indulgent life and the price paid to be at the top of the world of fashion.
Directors
Bertrand Bonello
Starring
Gaspard UllielJérémie RenierLouis Garrel
Genres
DramaDocumentaryRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Léa Seydoux
Producers
Eric AltmayerNicolas AltmayerChristophe Lambert
Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Rating
R (Restricted)
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3.8 out of 5 stars

424 global ratings

  1. 52% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 15% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 12% of reviews have 1 stars
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MA MarshallReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well-made, but cold and pretentious
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Of the dueling St. Laurent biopics, this one is less traditional, contains copious long, art-house style scenes and a meandering, nonlinear narrative. It's also not nearly as watchable or even fun as the more traditional, authorized version. It's a shame because it's got a great lead performance, is very ambitious and far more explicit. You'd think it would have something to say about St. Laurent's creative process, his mental illness or even his influence on fashion, but it really just seems interested in the partying and scene-making of the late 1960s. It's really far more focused on the wild times and portraying St. Laurent's self-destructive affair with the gigolo Jaques de Bascher. St. Laurent's business and life partner, Pierre Berge, is pushed into the background even though he had a far more significant influence on St. Laurent in real life. Overall, I get the feeling that the director and writer didn't care much for the subject of the film but was very interested in the lifestyle he led during the Warhol/Studio 54 era. You don't get St. Laurent's days at Dior, his meeting Berge, his founding of his own house or the creation of the Mondrian dress. You do get St. Laurent and de Bascher talking about expensive sexual aides, though. So if that's your thing, you'll enjoy this film.
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richard leclercReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
yes.
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saint laurent . emotion. the other film arrived dead. nothing. sawdust. this film was quite perfect. i was born in 1963 into the cult of yves saint laurent. mother wore him. i was obsessed with everything about his world , and the world of proust. the actors are perfection. the story is accurate and moving , heartbreakingly so. as with all saint laurent , the story ends with the high of the russian collection. a true genius. if y.s.l. had lived to see what heidi slimane and los angeles have done to "saint laurent paris", he would weep. berge should be ashamed. i would recommend "l'amour fou" as the best and most powerful documentary. i had the highest of hopes for this film having seen the actors names well in advance to my viewing , and this is the film saint laurent deserved. i am more than pleased. i rented this and then immediately purchased . i will watch it again and again .....thank you.
4 people found this helpful
BookwormReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great, but confusing
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The acting was really good. The filming as well.

The only issue was how confusing the movie was. If I hadn't watched another movie about Yves Saint Laurent before this one, I'm not sure I would have understand who the characters were and what was going on. This movie also misses a few important people in Yves Saint Laurent's life, so I would recommend watching another movie or reading about his life before watching this one.
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DetourReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Self-indulgent & self-important
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I tried to stick it out, but the film was so self-indulgent and self-important, I gave up. Not to mention, it was extremely difficult trying to figure out what was going on. It has the makings of an awesome hipster mockumentary, however.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing actor
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Love this movie, if you like fashion like i do, go for it. Such of a good movie
AmazonianReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
You'll like this movie if you like Gaspard or if you have a interest in high fashion
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I watched this shortly before Gaspard's untimely death and it was a pure pleasure..he won the french equivalent for best actor Oscar for this film..and he's great in it..his good fried lea.seydoux is wonderful.as.his muse
SilverGhostReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Informative
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Very good informative movie, with great acting.
Shanika DavisReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Boring
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Whole movie was in French. Didn’t enjoy having to read the whole movie.
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