Moulin Rouge! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Moulin Rouge! Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 17, 2002
Luhrmann rabidly Hoovers up a century or so worth of pop culture detritus and then projectile vomits it all over the screen with a vengeance.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
If I wanted to make a musical today, I would want it to be like this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
John Venable
June 28, 2002
The music is fun, familiar, and most importantly not forced. When characters break into song it doesn't seem quite as akward as it does in the standard musical.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
It looks great, stars two gorgeous people who look stunning together, and an ending that will put a tear in your eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
That's what this two-hour workout for the senses is all about: exploring, embracing and exploding all the cliches of the musical comedy genre. ... walks a tightrope between gaudy camp and full-bodied romance.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 2, 2002
Oo la la! Sheer cinematic artistry . . . an outrageously creative film.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Uma grande festa para os olhos, ouvidos e mente.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Collin Souter
May 25, 2002
Director Baz Luhrman handles every scene in "Moulin Rouge" with the subtlety of a Hunter Thompson/Liberace acid trip. Wear edit-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luis Martinez
May 18, 2002
A Moulin Rouge le queda chica la pantalla; no sólo la satura, la desborda. Es una fiesta de color, de música, de pasión
| Original Score: 9/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 9, 2002
I’ll take a daring failure like Moulin Rouge! over a prefabricated success like The Mummy Returns any day.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 27, 2002
It's directed with an eye for color, especially the color of rouge, by the pop-musical enthusiast, the Australian, Baz Luhrmann.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Even Luhrmann's MTV editing wouldn't be a bad thing if there were a point to it -- but it's an exercise in pointlessness.
Jeremy Heilman
March 10, 2002
The film isn't so much a reinvention of the musical genre as a reassertion of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The musical numbers take you to a place you've never been, the dialog reminds you that Luhrmann doesn't have anything new to say -- just a new way of sticking it together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
A daring and audacious film that may not only awaken the movie musical, but that will also place itself among the best films of this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
[Luhrmann] gives you way too much of what you didn't really want in the first place: soulless high jinks.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
This is exhilarating, vibrant, bravura cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 7, 2001
Thrilling, glitzy, audacious, daring, silly, spectacular, excessive, dazzling, dizzying, sensational, decadent, respectful, rude, electrifying, stupefying. Take your pick.
| Original Score: 6/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
It's a boisterous, panache-filled, colorful dance-a-thon love story that cleverly incorporates pop tunes from the late 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd R. Ramlow
October 31, 2001
Mines the twentieth century to construct a musical extravaganza totally out of time with its narrative world. And it works, most of the time.
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