Easter Parade Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 7, 2013
The most famous act finds Garland and Astaire dressed as bums for "A Couple of Swells," but there's also ... the pair tackling the title tune and -- my favorite -- Astaire showing off his incomparable tap-dancing prowess in "Steppin' Out with My Baby."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Charming love story plus great song and dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 15, 2007
Pretty, deft, and tuneful but, given the top-rate talent involved, not particularly inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 15, 2007
Easter Parade is a musical with old and new Irving Berlin tunes and standout dance numbers.
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Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times
August 8, 2006
Easter Parade may not strike the perfect balance between song-dance interludes and story, but it's an appealing show just the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
May 4, 2006
Gorgeous MGM musical with all-time greats Garland and Astaire.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Easter Parade is the sort of musical to put your feet up for.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 27, 2005
While not one of the best musicals made by MGM or Arthur Freed, it's light, whimsical, entertaining, and the only opportunity to see Fred Astaire and Judy Garland together.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
April 28, 2005
It is Easter Paradewith Fred Astaire that's the prime example of what made Frances Gumm our Judy Garland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
April 21, 2005
A fantastic movie, featuring two of the finest motion picture performers ever, Astaire and Judy Garland, in their only cinematic pairing. Ann Miller also stars in there, too, to spice things up even more.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 27, 2005
A decent MGM musical that is winsome only in its many Irving Berlin numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 26, 2005
A trifle of a musical revue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 15, 2005
The movie is wholly out of style these days but fun stuff, nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Film4
May 24, 2003
The routines are less inventive than one might expect and the songs fail to stay in the heart.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 30, 2002
Classic MGM musical. A little arch, but good.
| Original Score: 4/5
George Perry
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
The slight plot is laced with generous dollops of vintage Irving Berlin songs, several of them staged with dazzling ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The Irving Berlin score is bright, and Walters is one director who knows when to leave Astaire to his own devices.
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
December 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 23, 2011
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