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Xanadu (1980)


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In this film, the mysterious Kira (Olivia Newton-John) appears to assist and inspire a young artist, Sonny Malone (Michael Beck). When she helps him meet up with the rich Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), the two join up together to create an artistic and business success, an unique club called "Xanadu." ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Jul 20, 1999

MCA Universal Home Video

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (14) | DVD (7)

Yup. This movie is stupid.

May 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Comments (2)
Sin Magazine

Look at Xanadu with an eye toward storytelling superiority and your head will explode. To appreciate the madness within, one must take in the blinding neon sights with an open heart and at least one nostril-coating line of cocaine.

June 29, 2008 Full Review Source:

While the movie is every bit as garish and overly shellacked as the other bomb musicals of its era, at least this one looks like irresponsible amounts of money were thrown around.

June 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Semi-Gloss Newton-John, Gene Kelly fantasy musical is dated, but kind of fun.

February 17, 2008

Kooky abandon and unembarassed chutzpah make it a movie nobody dared to love

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Experience
Film Experience

Great tunes fill this flavorful bubble gum movie.

March 11, 2004
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campy joyful fun, with a wee bit too much cheese

October 18, 2002

There's never been a movie quite like this, and there never will be again. And that may not be a bad thing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Xanadu

This movie is generally regarded as one of the worst movies ever, but it does have some good music, so I gave it one star.
January 8, 2011

Super Reviewer

Xana-Don't! (unless you love bad movies)

When the daughter of Zues meets the leader of the Warriors, she inspires him to team up with Gene Kelly and open a roller disco. Then they fall in love. All with phoned in music by ELO and glittery 70's style animation.

What's most amazing it is directed by the guy who made the Outfoxed and Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices.
October 11, 2010

Super Reviewer

I caught this one on opening night, mainly because Olivia Newton-John was HOT and Michael Beck was COOL (see The Warriors). Boy was I disappointed. Little did I know that "Xanadu" is muse-talk for "lame ass movie". :(
June 21, 2009
Randy Tippy

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Singing on roller skates.
February 26, 2009

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    1. Sonny Malone: Last one in, first one home!
    – Submitted by Romeyn P (8 months ago)
    1. Kira: I'll love you forever.... I'll love you forever... forever... forever.. forever....
    – Submitted by David M (3 years ago)
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