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The Artist Reviews

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February 26, 2017
It's inarguable that you'll leave The Artist with a spring in your step and a grin on your face.
February 26, 2017
One desperately wants to enjoy the cinematic escapade but the fun eventually wears thin as the familiar narrative fails to illuminate the magic of the movies during its infancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 26, 2017
As the scattershot everything-at-once world of Net connectivity ever decreases our ability to concentrate, the mere act of turning down the sensory input for an experience seems like a bold act of cultural resistance.
February 24, 2016
Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist is not for a nanosecond fun-though it works hard to be so. Basically, it is A Star Is Born knockoff.
May 3, 2015
This is a bauble, not a jewel.
February 17, 2015
Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white, mostly silent comedy The Artist is a gorgeously made curiosity -- a film that functions as a testament to its own obsession with other movies.
February 17, 2015
Uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious... not necessarily words you'd expect to apply to a black and white silent French film. But The Artist is no ordinary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2015
Writer/director Michel Hazanavicius uses a shrewd eye for visual composition to tell an emotionally effective story never waylaid by the clever throwback gimmickry of his method.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 17, 2015
The Artist is drunk on the history of cinema and art, and culture buffs will get giddy on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2015
Retro but totally modern, frivolous yet fundamentally serious, The Artist is a thing of grace and joy and a great American film -- of the sort it takes the French to make.
February 17, 2015
Filmed in stunning black-and-white, The Artist takes us back to a time when men wore suits, women wore hats and a simple dance could lead to love.
February 17, 2015
They really don't make them like this any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2015
The overall effect is magical. If the technology allowed, we would shout it from the rooftops: you must see this film!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2015
Latter day silent movies need not be cute or vacuous -- daring Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's avant-garde creations have proved that triumphantly -- but this one is a highly polished and clever bit of frippery.
February 17, 2015
Director Michel Hazanavicius, in his first American production, has pulled of a miracle, making a gimmick with a pretty wispy framework into something sturdy, memorable and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 17, 2015
This is a celebration of how magical the movies can still be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2015
The movie isn't revolutionary and doesn't aim to create a whole new wave of silent filmmaking, but it is a fun diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 17, 2015
There's no such thing as a perfect movie, but there may be one you wouldn't wish to be any different. Such is the magic of The Artist.
February 17, 2015
What's old is new again in this dreamy romance. What's antiquated seems innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 17, 2015
Film buffs will be hugging themselves with sheer pleasure. And ordinary filmgoers will be equally entertained by this hilarious and heart- felt tribute to the early days of Hollywood with its unmissable wild wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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