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The Artist Reviews

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Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

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.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

November 29, 2011

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 Source: Filmwell | Original Score: C+

June 15, 2012
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

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 Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 3/10

November 25, 2011
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 16, 2011
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Don't let the simplicity of the story fool you, 'The Artist' is a movie in which the pleasures lie entirely in the details.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A

May 25, 2013
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

The Artist is apparently Hazanavicius' dream project and it's truly inspiring to see a filmmaker take such a big risk in this day and age: especially when it pays off so big.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9.5/10

September 15, 2012
Jeff Beck

Hazanavicius has perfectly captured the look and feel of the silent era with "The Artist."

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 18, 2012
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A modern-day classic that proves that Hollywood can still make incredible films.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 5.0/5

June 30, 2013
Erick Weber
Final Cut on Film

Its retro-retro take uniquely delivers the most crucial element of the moviegoing experience, the art of entertainment.

Full Review Source: Final Cut on Film | Original Score: A-

October 22, 2012
Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

There appears to be one last goodbye, one last spotlight, for an industry that should never have left us in the first place.

Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 21, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

It's a screaming endorsement to the power of cinema... without saying a word.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2012

This is by far the best film of the year, an instant classic, which embodies the very essence of cinema. If we, in Northern Ireland, are not screening this sensational film then we might as well shut down all our cinemas.

Full Review Source: UTV | Original Score: 10/10

March 8, 2012
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

A wonderful experience but if your mind isn't open to the idea of a silent film you might want to give it a miss. There are big rewards for those willing to investigate. You might have a new appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 4/5

March 8, 2012
Mark Rabinowitz
Top Critic IconTop Critic

There is literally nothing wrong with it. I don't have a single nit to pick, minor flaw to point out or little bit that annoyed me. It is pure magic from the first frame to the last.

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February 15, 2013
Matt Patches

The Artist is a technical exercise first, movie second-but the result is undeniably pleasant. Few will be safe from the movie's bombardment of silent but deadly charm.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 29, 2011
Neil Pond
American Profile

Dujardin and Bejo light up the screen. It's easy to believe them as movie idols from a bygone era.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 14, 2012
Paul M. Bradshaw
Little White Lies

A bona fide classic. You won't get the smile off your face all the way home.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

December 21, 2011
Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects

That the film is so convincing and so engaging despite the lack of dialogue is an unquantifiable triumph.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A+

January 13, 2014
Tom Clift

The Artist, as calculated as you know it is, is simply impossible to resist.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

See it, but remember: no talking.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

January 9, 2012
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