Summary: Strongly evokes the patina of sophistication that characterised the 70s- the art direction is simply brilliant in its authenticity. Coogan evokes the showman and the entrepreneur who gets hollowed out, and the supporting cast are pitch perfect.
Summary: Interesting and funny film about the man who gave us Men Only and other glamour magazines. It's also about that scene in general through the swinging 60's to the coked up 90's, and a cautionary tale about huge wealth achieved, but at a cost. Steve Coogan is very good in the role and there are quite a few laughs along the way. Imogen Poots is also good as his daughter who is due to inherit the empire.
Summary: I hadn't expected this film to be so strong, so strong I can't get it out of my head the boring after watching it. Steve Coogan and the rest of the cast are excellent and bring Raymond's world to life very vividly. If you've any interest in this subject, the film will grip you and immerse you in his world and life. Emotionally the film packs a powerful punch, this is I think a brave portrayal of one man, his family and their gilded but difficult lives.
Summary: Dull, sordid cautionary tale with little sparkle. Coogan is good at times but is lost in the passage of time and the over-emphasis on the relationship between Raymond and his daughter. Some interesting titbits of information but basically not worth watching.
Summary: I really can't see why this is called a comedy or documentary. Firstly, IMO a documentary is something serious and informative, this is just plain rubbish. Secondly, not once did I find any comedic value to this film. A complete waste of my time.
Summary: A poor attempt to show any insight into the characters. A lazy effort by Coogan lapsing into his default Partridge/Cheeseman/The Trip personas....even incorporating his now cliched address to the mirror . I'm sure it was great fun to be on set for the glitterati of British comedy but the result is like a bad 70's night party, especially the shocking wigs which didn't capture any sense of authenticity. Also the phrasing and language used in the dialogue was totally wrong.