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An American in Paris Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
February 22, 2015
One of the great MGM musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
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.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 22, 2015
Imperfect, then, but intermittently awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
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
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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.
James Mottram
Total Film
October 28, 2011
It's up there with the very best of Hollywood hoofers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
October 28, 2011
Fresher than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 28, 2011
Seven Oscars resulted in 1952, for once deserved.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
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
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James Berardinelli
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
Joyce Slaton
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Unforgettable musical is great for parents and kids alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
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-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
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TIME Magazine
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 6, 2008
...the musical numbers have enough life for two pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Crum
February 24, 2008
How can one go wrong with Gershwin, Gene Kelly, and this Oscar winner?
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
February 20, 2008
An extravagant charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fran Hortop
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
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Variety Staff
February 19, 2008
One of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years.
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