Antoine Poupel/Zipporah Films
Lisa Schwarzbaum
January 27, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

Crazy Horse

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
134 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/18/12
director
Frederick Wiseman
distributor
Zipporah Films
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

At the upscale Parisian nudie cabaret Crazy Horse, beautiful, spry, nearly bare-naked ladies perform erotic dances of preposterously Gallic ooh-là-là proportions for the pleasure of Champagne-sipping tourists. Completing his wonderful French cultural trilogy that also includes portraits of the Comédie-Fran¸aise and the Paris Opera Ballet, indefatigable documentarian Frederick Wiseman freely, unobtrusively prowls the joint to create a movie that respects the serious work involved in simulating the sensations of pleasure. A-

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