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The Artist Reviews

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November 27, 2017
Sadly, Hazanavicius is so unskilled, so steeped in the empty signposting of parody and stereotype, that he's actually signaling to us throughout The Artist that we're watching a quaint old art form Lindy Hopping its way to the bone yard.
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 17, 2015
Days after seeing The Artist, I find it hard to place any individual moments that resonated (aside from the doggie heroism) and I suspect that, title aside, the movie feels a complacent cynicism toward art.
October 16, 2011
This might have made a lovely 15- or 20-minute short, if anyone out there would fund such a thing. But at 100 minutes, it's a joke stretched a little too thin.
November 29, 2011
If The Artist truly were from the period it's about, it would be a minor film that occasionally played on TCM at 3AM, and about which even hardcore silent film fans wouldn't care much.
January 23, 2012
[A] sweet, sincere, massively overrated valentine to silent movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 28, 2011
Anyone who sees this as their first and only example of silent cinema will believe that the entire era was devoted to silly trifles, when, in fact, many artistic masterpieces were produced during that time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
June 15, 2012
The Academy Awards are the biggest annual party that Hollywood throws for itself, and The Artist is a movie that worships Hollywood. Looks like a done deal.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 3, 2015
This is a bauble, not a jewel.
November 25, 2011
If silent, black and white films were something lots of people wanted to see, they'd still be making them. They aren't because most people don't. They are passÚ and their appeal is strictly esoteric.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 16, 2011
Ignores everything that's fascinating and memorable about the silent-film era, focusing instead on a patchwork of general knowledge, so eroded of inconvenient facts that it doesn't even qualify as a roman Ó clef.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 18, 2017
The Artist made me remember why I love movies.
September 8, 2017
The Artist is simply a pleasure to watch, if only for just two hours in time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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 26, 2017
The background music is stunningly evocative. And there's a certain grace and charm with which the movie has been made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2014
A fine piece of cinema that will hopefully be clutched by moviegoers for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 17, 2015
Anchored by the wildly charming Dujardin in the lead, The Artist is so warm and entertaining, it will leave you speechless. And smiling.
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
February 17, 2015
I loved it. Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it.
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