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The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

The Hollywood Revue of 1929

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Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 5
Fresh: 2
Rotten: 3

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Reviews Counted: 3
Fresh: 2
Rotten: 1

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Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 200

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With the arrival of talkies, every major studio hopped on the musical bandwagon by turning out lavish "revues," spotlighting their top stars performing specialty numbers. MGM's entry in this all-star genre was Hollywood Revue of 1929, which, though a box-office smash and a "Best Picture" Oscar nominee, is an absolutely deadly experience when seen today. Even so, it coasts by on its curiosity value, as several major MGM luminaries display their all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing talents (or … More

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Unrated
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Musical & Performing Arts , Classics
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

No semblance of a story, and considering cast nobody is going to care.

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

It is a talking and singing film free from irritating outpourings of coarse slang or a tedious, sobbing romance.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

MGM's entry in the cycle of all-star studio revues that came with the advent of sound; it was by far the most popular, though the waning of some of the celebrities featured makes it seem a little creaky today.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An early sound musical, this plotless revue, emceed by Conrad Nagel and Jack Benny, is a big mishmash with Shearer and Barrymore acting and then spoofing the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, and Joan Crawford not only dancing but singing too!

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
EmanuelLevy.Com

It's a sometimes fascinating, sometimes tedious historical artifact.

Full Review… | June 9, 2006
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