Singin' in the Rain - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Singin' in the Rain Reviews

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Steve Vineberg
Boston Phoenix
December 16, 2002
Among the jewels that Arthur Freed's musicals unit turned out at MGM in the '40s and '50s, Singin' in the Rain is the Hope diamond.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 2, 2002
Sure, we respect An American in Paris. But we truly love Singin' in the Rain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 27, 2002
The restored version of the 1952 classic musical will have you dancing in your seat, whistling along, and wishing for rain.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
November 26, 2002
Fifty years later, it's still a delight with everybody working at the top of his or her game.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
November 12, 2002
The ultimate nostalgic source text is itself a pomo homage to a lost moment.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 2, 2002
My all-time favorite film -- I never get tired of watching Gene, Debbie, and Donald perform those incredibly exuberant musical numbers! A true classic.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 21, 2002
The definitive musical is timeless, capturing a large portion of truth about the movie business...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 1, 2002
The best example of Hollywood's golden age of musicals, it is being released on an eye-popping new DVD that literally explodes with color.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 24, 2002
..light, frothy, and charming, a complete delight from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 10, 2002
Alternately funny and hilarious
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
There is no way anyone anywhere won't love Singin' in the Rain!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
In every department it is virtually flawless.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
People who say they don’t like musicals should watch Singin’ in the Rain, and find out how sweet eating one’s words can be.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 9, 2002
Asked to name the top ten moments in the history of movies, most people would include the title number from this movie, in which Gene Kelly splashes and sings in the rain with what Roger Ebert called 'saturated ecstasy.'
| Original Score: 5/5
Ben Stephens
culturevulture.net
December 16, 2001
It feels like it was made out of whole cloth rather than just being a showcase for its dancers.
George Perry
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
There is a wonderful cynicism throughout Singin' in the Rain, with everybody either kidding themselves or pretending to be something they are not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There is no movie musical more fun than Singin' in the Rain, and few that remain as fresh over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
One of the highpoints of hoofin' history but, more importantly, an unadulterated joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cheryl Northcott
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
If I were only allowed to own one musical -- and I love Hollywood musicals -- this would be it.
Full Review | Original Score: 94/100

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Very likely the greatest musical MGM or anyone else ever produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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