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An American in Paris Reviews

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 22, 2015
Inspired by the late George Gershwin's impressionistic musical suite of the same name, the picture is one of the finest musicals Hollywood has ever produced.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 22, 2015
Imperfect, then, but intermittently awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 25, 2011
Gene Kelly remains one of the best and brightest of the Golden Era musical stars and An American in Paris shows him in fine form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
A grand show -- a brilliant combination of Hollywood's opulence and technical wizardry with the kind of taste and creativeness that most high-budgeted musicals notoriously lack.
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Variety Staff
February 19, 2008
One of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
While not nearly the musical it's cracked up to be, this 1951 film is absolutely required viewing for anyone who wants to see the studio system (MGM style) at its gaudiest, most Byzantine height.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A musical both ludicrously overpraised (especially in Hollywood) and underrated.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
...the picture takes on its glow of magic when Miss Caron is on the screen. When she isn't, it bumps along slowly as a patched-up, conventional musical show.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The real reasons to see An American in Paris are for the Kelly dance sequences, the closing ballet, the Gershwin songs, the bright locations, and a few moments of the ineffable, always curiously sad charm of Oscar Levant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4