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Grease Reviews

May 7, 2017
Couldn't the makers of "Grease" have unearthed one person who was alive in that time, perhaps even one who attended an American high school then, and checked their information?
June 16, 2016
It has no kind of focus in atmosphere or tone, it doesn't even have a look. It's just sort of floating insult, shopping for a subject to light on.
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.
March 15, 2013
The screenplay is a prepubescent shambles, the direction is by acne out of disposable douches, the dubbing and looping of the songs is painfully obvious, the characterizations are generally repulsive and the whole thing is utterly without style.
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
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.
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.
July 18, 2007
Limp, cheaply made.
December 30, 2006
An unembarrassed movie musical, something my generation experienced only in Sunday-afternoon movies on TV.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
February 9, 2006
Its flashy opportunism (nostalgia pitched squarely at an audience too young to even recall the era) quickly becomes very irritating.
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
January 1, 2000
Just an average musical, pleasant and upbeat and plastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The friskiness of the performers, the choreography by Patricia Birch and most of all Travolta's phenomenal charm give it its value.
January 1, 2000
Grease seems kickier now than it did 20 years ago.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 1, 1978
Full Review | Original Score: C