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An American in Paris Reviews

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February 19, 2008
It's a simple love story, but also a celebration of dance, music and art, embodied in the somewhat synthetic notion of Paris as the spiritual home of the arts, and the painterly aesthetic of the film as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2008
One of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years.
December 12, 2006
While not nearly the musical it's cracked up to be, this 1951 film is absolutely required viewing for anyone who wants to see the studio system (MGM style) at its gaudiest, most Byzantine height.
October 31, 2006
Beautifully designed, An American in Paris features plenty of unnecessarily lengthy dance numbers and a mildly interesting plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 4, 2006
The dazzling French fried musical is Hollywood's homage to Paris's joie de vivre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 26, 2006
Visually rich musical, with creative ballet finale.
July 16, 2006
A francophile and frustrated painter, Minnelli identifies completely with Kelly's American painter Jerry. Arguably no Hollywood director was as knowledgeable of French art as Minnelli, whose work evokes the light and color of his cherished painters.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2006
A musical both ludicrously overpraised (especially in Hollywood) and underrated.
September 16, 2005
Never the triumph that it really should have been, largely because of a thin script and the flyaway Caron, this is still good, colorful fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2005
It is both comfortable entertainment and eye-popping cinema, with its dream ballet acting as a showcase for what the movie musical can really do.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 18, 2004
One of the great musicals; fantastic Gershwin music, and the ballet is a triumph. One of Vincente Minnelli's finest works.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2003
Unlike the magical Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly's An American in Paris doesn't transcend the musical form; but it's still one of the great exemplars of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2003
...the picture takes on its glow of magic when Miss Caron is on the screen. When she isn't, it bumps along slowly as a patched-up, conventional musical show.
April 24, 2003
Sometimes brilliant, always watchable, but overlong.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2002
Beautifully staged with bright vibrant scenery. It's Kelly at his dancing best.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2002
If you can't fall in love with Leslie Caron in this, then you simply cannot fall in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2002
The balance, otherwise seen as the song and dance, manage to come along at the most inopportune times, and wear out their welcome at an excessively rapid rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2002
A truly splendid musical ... and I'm not even a big fan of these things!
| Original Score: 4.5/5
June 18, 2002
It's not hard to see why this is one of the most beloved musicals. They refuse to make movies like this anymore - movies that are full of music, beauty and grandeur, movies that make you smile, laugh, sing and maybe even attempt to dance along.
March 5, 2002
The feeling of escapism that it generates quickly fades away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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