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Holiday Inn Reviews

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
December 12, 2014
Between the toe twinkling and ivory tickling it's still a comfortable, cosy way to pass an afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 4, 2013
Although all the holiday's are covered, this is really a Christmas movie at heart. Overshadowed by its more famous (and overrated) remake, Holiday Inn deserves more credit than it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dick Fiddy
Radio Times
December 4, 2013
This classic musical paired Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 4, 2012
One of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire's most enjoyable and most commercially popular musicals, featuring Irving Berlin's iconic, Oscar-winning ballad, White Christmas.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Classic musical with some controversial material.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
December 5, 2008
Crosby's easy, casual banter is just the right foil for Astaire's precision acrobatics, his wry, offbeat humor.
Fran Hortop
December 5, 2008
Not the best film for either of the film's stars, but Astaire proves that he can dance even without Ginger.

TV Guide
November 27, 2007
The film's highlight is a bang-up July 4th 'Let's Say It with Firecrackers' that finds Astaire in fine form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
November 27, 2007
Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment.
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Theodore Strauss
New York Times
August 8, 2006
Holiday Inn offers a reason for celebration not printed in red ink on the calendar.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The Irving Berlin score, including 'Easter Parade' and 'Let's Say It with Firecrackers' (which gives Fred his best moment) makes up for the thin story.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Want more? Stir in the first singing of Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' and 'Happy Holidays.'
| Original Score: A
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
December 26, 2003
True to type, Crosby plays nice and Astaire shallow… The story writes itself, careful never to get in the way of big production numbers for every holiday on the calendar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Varney
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Call it old-fashioned or old Hollywood fluff, Holiday Inn is a sweet, pleasant slice of another time in pop entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Great songs and stars and a pretty good script, too
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 22, 2002
One of Astaire's low points, but with a sensational 4th of July dance number.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ali Barclay
April 18, 2001
Despite not being the success it could have been, this can still inspire a festive glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Holiday Inn, is, of course, filled with the kind of pretty Christmas songs and picture-postcard scenes of snow and horse-drawn sleighs that make for beloved holiday movies. But there's also some darkness lurking here.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Susan Granger
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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