Funny Face Reviews

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Geoffrey Macnab
February 28, 2014

What is startling here is the eye-popping colour, the self-reflexive photography and visual effects, the dance sequences (Fred Astaire with his umbrella), and the witty and ingenious use of the Paris locations.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
February 28, 2014

If you're prepared to do a bit of revisionist thinking, it all makes sense.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 27, 2014

Astaire could still dance up a storm, no doubt about it, and this has its moments.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
February 27, 2014

It's an intermittently charming trifle with directorial style to burn in the place of any kind of satisfactory substance.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
February 24, 2014

A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Kinnear
Total Film
February 24, 2014

One of Hollywood's funniest, most stylish musicals, this breezy satire from 1957 thrives on the pairing of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
Top Critic
June 26, 2012

Sensation trumps cogitation-unsurprising in a Hollywood production-which doesn't negate the enduring allure of this beautiful bauble.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010

Bubbly, fashion-crazed Hepburn-Astaire musical.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 5, 2009

Of her iconic films, Hepburn shines the most in Funny Face by focusing on what makes her beautiful.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bourne
Top Critic
February 2, 2009

...can clunk like a tin can in the dryer. But hey, we're talking Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, so that's some mighty elegant slack we're willing to cut here.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 4, 2009

I didn't appreciate every song-and-dance sequence, yet I could hardly keep my eyes off the screen for all the showy merriment going on.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
January 1, 2009

One of Stanley Donen's most stylish and enjoyable films, this musical is a triumph for Astaire's spectacular dancing, Audrey Hepburn's elegant appearance, and the Gershwins splendid score.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Paul Brenner
December 28, 2008

one of the finest movie musicals of all time.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2007

The Devil may wear Prada, but the rest of the fashion world wears pink, at least according to Stanley Donen's endearingly naive Funny Face.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 27, 2007

| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 30, 2007

| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
November 1, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 12, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 27, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5

Top Critic
March 26, 2009

John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
October 6, 2007

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2006

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

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