The Great Ziegfeld Reviews

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February 17, 2015
The producers are to be congratulated on every phase of the beautiful production except their lack of courage cutting the film.
February 17, 2009
Pretentious, packed with hokum and as richly sentimental as an Irving Berlin lyric, it is, as such, top-notch entertainment.
January 28, 2008
Considering the recent screen standards in book musicals with five numbers for 100 to 110 minutes of running time this Metro Santaclausing of numbers becomes virtually a double-feature filmusical.
May 20, 2003
If the picture overcrowds its screen, at least we must admit it is an impressive kaleidoscope; and probably nothing short of that could reflect the gaudy career of America's foremost showman.
January 1, 2000
It's amazingly dull, even with William Powell in the lead and guest appearances by the likes of Ray Bolger and Fanny Brice, so of course it won the Best Picture Oscar for 1936.
January 1, 1936
Although some of the production's technical aspects remain impressive, the dramatic elements come across as trite and many of the musical numbers are dated.
February 15, 2019
Like a man sitting hour after hour on top of a pole, it does excite a kind of wonder; wonder at how it manages to go on.
February 18, 2015
Since it's so fun to look at, you will not be bored for a second, constantly wowed by the enormity of it all.
January 13, 2014
A real treat.
June 5, 2013
It's a lavishly epic biopic, full of wonderful performances and breathtaking musical numbers. It definitely deserved its Oscar!
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