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  1. adamjaymorris's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Vivian gets five stars, the doc gets three.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    The movie is a detective story. Her work is great. She has the eye. As far as the art world is concerned, screw them. That's just politics.

  3. Max.Madrid's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

  4. Peter Walsh's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Never has such an artless film been made about such a deeply artful and private person. Staggeringly beautiful photography discovered by a dude-bro who shrugs his way through the ethics of appropriation and then treats us to speeded up slideshow of him playing detective. We don't get to look at a single photo for more than ten seconds. In a documentary about a photographer.

  5. Loz Loory's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    After years of photography courses where so few women's work would be classified as "great," I was overjoyed to see Maier's phenomenal photos. She frames shots like Gary Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Robert Frank...all the great modern male photographers, and adds something more. It's breath-taking work. The tale of her life is heart-breaking, yet what she managed to accomplish despite the obstacles is so inspiring.

  6. star's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Fascinating portrayal of an artist, yet so little is known. Actually, everyone in this doc was fascinating and their lives woven together make a wonderful, compelling forgotten story visible.

  7. David Perez's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    No critical insights on this woman's photography. Just constant fawning. Jesus.

  8. jforjacob's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    I cannot assess this as a work of documentary because of Maloof's financial interests in the sale of Maier's works. This is advertisement for a product. The film itself is a well-constructed presentation of the life of an artist whose work speaks to me personally and deserves exposure, but no matter how well-intentioned, ultimately it can only be considered a good commercial.

  9. bodhishin's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Incredibly intriguing story surrounded in weirdness and mystery.

  10. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    (4.5 stars) Utterly fascinating. What a mysterious dive into this eclectic photographer. Life is always so much stranger than fiction. Amazing what photographic art that Maloof has rescued in the form of Vivian Maier's legacy. Truly amazing.

  11. Antares Rising's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Despite some tedious interviews toward the end, the collector and filmmaker tells the story of the enigmatic and talented photographer. He weaves together his own story of discovery when he purchased a storage locker auction lot that contained tens of thousands of never developed photo negatives, her story to the extent it is known, and the mysteries of what is not known with a tribute to her immense talent.

  12. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Fascinating documentary of the great but enigmatic artist. Some criticize it for being more about Maloof's investigation than Maier herself. The title tells you what it's about, though. Almost nothing was known about her. This is the investigation into who she was. We learn a lot about her in the process. She was so good at protecting her secrets that many of our questions remain unanswered by the end of the film.

  13. Creighton Blinn's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    An intriguing character sketch, but it would have benefited from a director with less personal connection to Maier, a filmmaker more willing to delve into her darker aspects . . .

  14. Seesaw's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Good story but horrible documentary.

  15. Dmitry Samarov's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    To call this a documentary is being very generous. It is mostly an infomercial for Maloof. If you want to see an evenhanded documentary about Maier, watch this one by Jill Nicholls: http://www.vivianmaiermysterymovie.com/watch.

  16. William's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    The discovery of Vivian Maier's work is quite a gift and a fascinating document of the endless journeys she spent capturing over 150,000 (!) images of the world.

  17. r u f o's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

  18. M Madalena Alves's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    curiosa história de vida de uma grande fotografa, talvez merecesse um documentário diferente/melhor.

  19. eleventries's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

  20. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    There are some surprising moral questions asked by this one. Questions regarding the appropriation of an artist’s work after they are deceased, the matter of a person’s genius versus their actual personality, especially if that personality ended up damaging others. Vivian Maier was a great photographer and a fascinating person, but she could also be accused to child abuse in sometimes horrific measures.

  21. Lorraine-Rodriguez's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    I'm bewitched by Vivian Maier's work and story. I just want to punch this John Maloof guy in the face for making this terrible documentary. And I truly hate his voice. And he is boring.

  22. Ruth Gilbert's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    This felt rushed. A let-down considering the rich subject matter. Shallow investigation down too many avenues, or poor editing? Worth the watch it, though.

  23. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Much more focused into the character then her work, really. The persona is fantastic, but the knowledge of her work could have had a deeper insight because in the end, that's what matters. But even said that, it worth a watch.

  24. Ayinde Anderson's rating of the film Finding Vivian Maier

    Vivian Maier lived the purest form of artistry. This definitely painted an intriguing perspective on her life as the memories and recounts of moments develop.

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