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Meet Me In St. Louis Reviews

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Matthew Sorrento
August 7, 2013
Cut out as a comic relief, [Margaret O'Brien's] Tootie becomes an integral aspect of the film's psychology, as the repressed middle-class anger rearing, if innocently. (PopMatters Essential Film Performances 2013: Musical/Comedy)
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 18, 2011
Judy Garland has never been more spirited or more poignant.
Peter Bradshaw
December 15, 2011
An unmissable big-screen experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cleaver Patterson
Little White Lies
December 14, 2011
The film really belongs to Garland and O'Brien. They make each scene they share pure magic, exuding an effortless confidence which lights up the screen, with the rest of the cast reduced to mere bystanders.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
One of the most loving of all movie families.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
March 13, 2009
The onscreen blossoming of Judy Garland in Vincente Minnelli's career making hit. Pure heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 15, 2008
One of the first films to integrate musical numbers into the plot, it explores, without condescension or simplemindedness, the feelings that drive the family members apart and then bring them back together again.
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Variety Staff
December 3, 2008
Garland achieves true stature with her deeply understanding performance, while her sisterly running-mate, Lucille Bremer, likewise makes excellent impact with a well-balanced performance.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 26, 2006
Film mixes feminism with joyous color, music and composition.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of the great musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 27, 2005
Still as fresh as a newly picked daisy.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
Minnelli's first triumph and one of Hollwood best musicals, displaying the director's concept of integrated musical with dazzling color and innovative swriling camera movment
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine
May 19, 2004
Judy Garland's most famous role and her best performance make for entertaining viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 25, 2004
Sentimental and nostalgic but most of all genteel and beguiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dan Callahan
April 23, 2004
Minnelli films Garland with love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 19, 2004
One of Hollywood's all-time great musicals ... Judy has rarely been more lovely than she is here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
April 16, 2004
The joys of the film linger with the music and encourage you to savor the true moments of family togetherness.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 12, 2004
One of Hollywood's most astonishing achievements in Technicolor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
April 8, 2004
Minnelli's gracefully gliding camerawork is at its absolute best here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Athitakis
January 14, 2004
The true magic is in the "Trolley Song" sequence, one of American musical film's finest moments
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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