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Grease Reviews

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Top Critic
Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter
June 16, 2015
What makes it work is its youthful vitality, the tremendous energy and imagination expended on its virtually wall-to-wall song and dance number.
Drew McWeeny
June 28, 2010
I love the film's energy. I love the movie-star charisma of John Travolta in the lead. I love the "am I doing this right?" hesitancy of much of Olivia Newton-John's performance. I love the fact that the film is so unapologetically filthy.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 21, 2010
A film that's immortal for its unbridled enthusiasm and top notch production that makes it arguably the best musical ever made...
Emanuel Levy
September 25, 2009
One of the most commercially successful transfers of a Broadway musical to the big screen, Grease is not a great movie but it's a lot of fun to watch and listen due to superlative cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
Problematic but ultimately irresistible adaptation of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's hit Broadway musical. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 2, 2009
...comes to life when Travolta and company are singing and dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
April 30, 2009
Travolta is a riot. Alternately swaggering to prove his "coolness" and re-affirming his ability on the dance floor, the actor gives the kind of performance that's perfect for the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
December 30, 2008
Grease holds up for new generations because it captures the enthusiasm of youth and the vibrancy of California's sunshine-and-cars culture.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 26, 2008
Randal Kleiser's 1978 musical, set in the Fifties, has some horrible acting but the kind of exuberance that has made it a cult classic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Shoard
September 26, 2008
There's a surprising strain of filth, too - this is much closer to Hairspray than High School Musical. The message is: burn rubber, have sex, strut about like a chicken. It's one that's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
July 18, 2007
Grease has got it, from the outstanding animated titles of John Wilson all the way through the rousing finale as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John ride off into teenage happiness.

TV Guide
July 18, 2007
Good, clean, high-spirited fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2007
... a bowdlerized version of the original stage play
Read More | 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.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
September 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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