The Fantasticks Reviews

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Phil Hall
Film Snobbery
May 4, 2010
It provides an invaluable example of how not to make a movie out of a stage classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 12, 2006
Truth to tell, it's exactly the kind of musical pointed out by people who say they just don't like musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 3, 2002
[S]imultaneously flat and cartoonish...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 4, 2002
It's a trifle, but was pleasantly presented and I found it to be an adequate though not a scintillating production.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 4, 2001
The movie musical is practically a dead horse in Hollywood, and The Fantasticks does little to kick it back to life.
| Original Score: 5/10
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 23, 2001
The musical scenes in The Fantasticks crackle with intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Presents an inviting opportunity to 'try to remember' a cinematic art that has sadly been all but lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
An underpopulated, cliched Romeo-and-Juliet affair that only comes to life during its song sequences.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
March 21, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Reel.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Terry Byrne
Boston Herald
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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