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Grease Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2007
... a bowdlerized version of the original stage play
| Original Score: 84/100
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
December 30, 2006
An unembarrassed movie musical, something my generation experienced only in Sunday-afternoon movies on TV.
| Original Score: 0/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 16, 2006
Despite the film's rose-tinted rearview mirrors and Ipana-worthy cheeriness, it's not so much the Wedding Singer of its day as it is the Boogie Nights.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Its flashy opportunism (nostalgia pitched squarely at an audience too young to even recall the era) quickly becomes very irritating.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Its sensibility is not tied to the past but to a free-wheeling, well informed, high-spirited present.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
The story is simple, easy, and fun.
| Original Score: 0/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
August 16, 2003
If ever there were a critic-proof movie, a film effectively ingrained into the pop culture world, it's Grease.
| Original Score: 81/100
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
I didn't know that in the 1950's, high schools were populated by 30 year olds who constantly broke into nails-on-a-blackboard musical numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Grease wraps up with a sentimental message extracted from Sandy's saga: if you want to make friends, take up smoking and dress like a hooker. Now, that's family values.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 6, 2002
Annoying film version of the play, which was annoying enough.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
October 5, 2002
I'm not saying that fans should avoid this DVD (as if I could even talk you out of it), but considering the movie - this DVD should be a hell of a lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
September 13, 2002
Grease is the word, baby.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Man, is this movie cheesy! But at the same time, it's embarrassingly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
It's Travolta who provides the movie's special treat.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2002
Grease" hasn't improved much in two decades. It remains a juvenile remembrance of a mythologized '50s, a musical lacking grace.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Leva-nos a lembrar de como era gostoso o tempo de colégio, quando a maior responsabilidade que tínhamos era decidir o que fazer nos sábados à noite. E com quem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Imaginatively campy, kind of goofy, but always energetic and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Just an average musical, pleasant and upbeat and plastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
It's worth the price of admission just to see John Travolta swing his hips in the carnival Shake Shack.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
What makes Grease so endearing is the fact the minor characters are as memorable as the two leads.
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