Finding Vivian Maier

2013

Action / Biography / Documentary / Mystery

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 89%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 11444

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by haloa-93330 10 / 10

Lost and Found: Vivian Maier street photographer extraordinaire

I had never heard of Vivian Maier. Neither had many of those in attendance at a local library showing this compelling documentary. We have John Maloof, a film maker, to thank for exposing (if you will excuse the pun) this extraordinary collection of photos taken by Ms. Maier. The collection consisted of over 100,000 photos purchased at auction by Mr. Maloof. Even if you have no interest in photography this is worth seeing for the photos which portray peoples of Chicago and New York. It is also the story of this enigmatic lady who, after her death, earned the reputation as one of this Country's most accomplished street photographers.

Reviewed by ana_civljak93 7 / 10

Great story, poor writing and directing

This is story about unknown photographer Vivian Maier who is discovered after her death which you probably already know since you're reading the reviews. I loved her life story and her work but documentary could have been less amateur. Maybe that guy Maloof could get a real director and writer to make documentary for him and not put himself into story. You should watch it just to see how amazing she was and to see her beautiful work but other than that documentary is poorly written and directed. Sad to see someone ruin such a good story and potentially good movie.

Reviewed by Micah-js22 6 / 10

Charming, wonderfully put together documentary occasionally mistakes the mystery behind the art for the art itself.

Finding Vivian Maier shoulders the task of condensing a life time of over 100,000 photographs in to an hour and a half. And overall it does a pretty good job, providing a lovely showcase of the combination of old school charm and timeless beauty that has given Maier such posthumous popularity. Each shot also does a good job of contributing to the analysis of what the content of the photographs say about the woman behind the camera. The interviews are also full of much lively character. And the insight they are able to gather at times from simple things like facial expressions and tonal delivery is reminiscent of the distinct human touch present in Vivian's photographs. The only thing holding it back from being absolutely fantastic is how overplayed the mysterious aspects of Maier's life can be. Given that the mysteriousness behind her work is what gives it much of its allure, the film makers seem reluctant to fully realize Vivian as a concrete character. In a movie filled with thought provoking questions Finding Vivian Maier scarcely provides any answers. Why are the surviving members of Maier's family barely interviewed at all? Why are the thousands of recordings of Vivian speaking only used sparingly? Why does the film only dedicate a few minutes to the signs of mental disorders and abusive tendencies Maier showed? I can only conclude that the film makers wanted the mysticism that surrounds Maier to remain in tact. The movie still provides a reasonably good account of Maier's life, there are just some points where I wish there was more closure and fully realized concepts . It is still worth watching though for the thoughtfully put together photographs and interviews.

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