The Artist Reviews

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March 1, 2018
Everything works perfectly... [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
Such a project may seem pretentious, however, the charm of the film lies in its honesty, its purity and transmitting the mere pleasure of the director to honor the life of a silent film artist... [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
... no film lover can afford to miss this film... [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
The nightmare is the best scene in The Artist because it subverts the tenets of silent film while articulating George's genuine terror....The final stretches [though] are where The Artist loses command of its tone.
February 28, 2018
Hazanavicius films with a precision rarely seen. [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
The Artist makes a strong argument for film as an escape from the modern escapist fantasies. It doesn't mean anything - that's what some critics are crying now - but since when did we decide that movies always have to have meaning?
February 28, 2018
Dujardin is as charismatic a lead as Gene Kelly ever was, and Bejo is the perfect, irresistible foil for ageing megastar George Valentin. In support, John Goodman is perfectly cast.
February 28, 2018
The Artist is a bore, just like the hammy has-been around which it revolves.
February 27, 2018
Jean Dujardin is ready for a game between eras: his chatty smile and way of moving connect with the great adventurous gallant of silent American cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 27, 2018
The director is skillful, has what it takes to activate the mechanisms of feeling in any cinephile's heart and exploits it well. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
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.
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
The background music is stunningly evocative. And there's a certain grace and charm with which the movie has been made.
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.
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.
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