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The Artist Reviews

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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 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.
February 17, 2015
It's a wonderfully lighthearted and thoroughly entertaining film that stands as a tribute to cinema from another era. It is, in fact, irresistible.
May 25, 2013
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 | Original Score: A
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
Filming in gorgeous black-and-white, director Michel Hazanavicius lovingly embraces all the tropes of silent cinema (iris shots, titles), sharpening the familiar narrative with a slight edge that should satisfy contemporary tastes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 9.5/10
September 18, 2012
Hazanavicius has perfectly captured the look and feel of the silent era with "The Artist."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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