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An American in Paris Reviews

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December 6, 2016
The first three-quarters might be at best B-tier Freed Unit filmmaking, but those last 18 minutes are as precious as anything produced by studio-era Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 22, 2015
One of the great MGM musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2015
Inspired by the late George Gershwin's impressionistic musical suite of the same name, the picture is one of the finest musicals Hollywood has ever produced.
February 22, 2015
Imperfect, then, but intermittently awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2015
It's hard not to be charmed by Gene Kelly's featherweight smiles and amazing dancing. But the film as a whole is -- and let no one contradict me on this -- a complete trifle.
February 3, 2014
It still looks pretty good today, with marvellous Technicolored design, athletic dancing from Kelly and a superb Gershwin score, but some sequences have dated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2013
...its defining trait is insistence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2011
The Gershwin songs are magnificent, and the climactic ballet a tour de force that won the great Hungarian-born cameraman John Alton an Oscar.
October 28, 2011
It's up there with the very best of Hollywood hoofers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 28, 2011
Fresher than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2011
Seven Oscars resulted in 1952, for once deserved.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2011
It is a little sugary and theatrical and perhaps it has dated less well than other classic Hollywood musicals. But there is charm and a kind of willed American innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2011
Gene Kelly remains one of the best and brightest of the Golden Era musical stars and An American in Paris shows him in fine form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2011
Unforgettable musical is great for parents and kids alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 10, 2009
George Guetary's singing scenes should have been left on the cutting room floor, but Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron are mesmerizing, and Oscar Levant is amusing as Jerry's piano playing buddy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 30, 2009
A triumph for tireless dance advocate Kelly, the Freed Unit, and the American musical itself. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
February 18, 2009
A grand show -- a brilliant combination of Hollywood's opulence and technical wizardry with the kind of taste and creativeness that most high-budgeted musicals notoriously lack.
September 6, 2008
...the musical numbers have enough life for two pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 24, 2008
How can one go wrong with Gershwin, Gene Kelly, and this Oscar winner?
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 20, 2008
An extravagant charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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