Love, Gilda
Love, Gilda (2018)

LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, D'Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 21, 2018
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2018
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Love, Gilda pays gentle, unequivocal tribute to its subject with more than enough of her genuine spirit to compensate for a lack of critical distance or truly fresh insight.

Leah Pickett
Chicago Reader

It's Radner's voice-especially when describing her struggles with food, fame, and men-that shines brightest.

Sara Michelle Fetters
MovieFreak.com

To D'Apolito's credit, she doesn't shout about the parallels between then and now, instead once again allowing Radner herself to do all the heavy lifting for her.

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Kip Mooney
Fresh Fiction

While it's no insult to her memory, a talent such as Gilda's deserves a little bit more.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com

It's such an altogether perceptive work of both biography and criticism, and so thoroughly researched, that it's a shame that its more inventive gambits don't pan out.

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

Even with what feels like an all-access pass, Love, Gilda feels as if it's barely caressed the surface, much less scratched it.

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Matt Cipolla
Film Monthly

Dapolito's feature debut grants little more than baseline insight on an icon, coasting on the enchantment of its subject and falling victim to fickle structure and pacing.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

There's just too much Gilda greatness - on and off camera - to be contained in an 86-minute box.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

We come away with the portrait of someone who was never just going along for the ride, but who was always questioning and challenging herself, working toward professional excellence and hoping for an ideal romance.

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Steven Prokopy
Third Coast Review

There are a few unanswered questions, but what's here is thorough, revealing and wildly entertaining.

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