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Royal Wedding Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
November 14, 2016
Almost wall-to-wall dancing, with a vengeance.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 5, 2014
It looks like a million bucks, and it's easy to like, and for [producer Arthur] Freed, that was what mattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

TV Guide
April 4, 2012
When all is said and done, Stanley Donen's first solo directorial assignment, after his work with Gene Kelly, is a lovely bit of frou-frou.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
July 26, 2011
The plot of this Stanley Donen musical is slender, but it doesn't matter as it features some of Astaire's best dancing, including a number in which he dances on the walls and ceiling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Family entertainment doesn't get any livelier.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
September 3, 2010
Embarrassing nonsense that is barely saved by three classic musical numbers.
| Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
March 21, 2010
Stanley Donen in his maiden Gene Kelly-less launch
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 15, 2009
The slight story is considerably improved by the lively music.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Variety Staff
August 6, 2008
This is an engaging concoction of songs and dances in a standard musical framework, brightly dressed in color to show off its physical attributes.
Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
Fine MGM musical with wonderful highlight of Astaire dancing on ceiling, walls, etc.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A pleasant enough score by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner, helped out by Donen's stylish direction.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
One swell number, three or four that are good, a laugh here, a laugh there; colored newsreels of the British royal wedding and so long pal. Mr. Astaire has fared better in his lifetime -- and he has also fared much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 9, 2004
Though famous for the number where Astaire dances on the ceiling, this is lower grade material.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 3, 2004
An above average MGM musical, highlighted by Astaire's amazing dance on the ceiling.
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
The film's saving grace is Astaire, and the most famous number 'You're All the World to Me' has him dancing on walls and the ceiling in a tour de force by star, director and choreographer.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
April 5, 2002
Mostly I sat amazed at Astaire's dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
This is the one in which Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling, an impeccably executed bit of movie magic and a sublime expression of Donen's love for the medium.
Michael Szymanski
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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