Xanadu (1980)


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Movie Info

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."

Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Kane, Richard Danus, Marc Reid Rubel, Michael Kane
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 20, 1999
MCA Universal Home Video


as Danny McGuire

as Sonny Malone

as Richie
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Critic Reviews for Xanadu

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Yup. This movie is stupid.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
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.

Full Review… | June 29, 2008

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.

Full Review… | June 25, 2008
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Xanadu

Deliciously bad and campy. An absolute delight!

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V

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.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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