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Shampoo

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Shampoo

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
109 minutes
performer:
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Tony Bill, Lee Grant, Jack Warden
director:
Hal Ashby
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Warren Beatty, Robert Towne
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it an A

Notoriously vain, Warren Beatty would no doubt appreciate the fastidious video make-overs given to Shampoo . Criterion transfer supervisor Maria Groumbos gives Shampoo a visual sheen lacking in the tape; whenever Beverly Hills hairdresser Beatty offhandedly tells customers, ”You look great,” their color-corrected radiance drives home the truth of the remark and the depth of his insincerity. Too bad the movie still feels like a washout, thanks to an unconvincing Beatty-as-martyr finale and pretensions to social satire (it’s set around Election Day, 1968) that never gel. B-

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