The Artist Reviews

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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 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]
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
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 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.
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.
February 17, 2015
The Artist is drunk on the history of cinema and art, and culture buffs will get giddy on it.
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.
February 17, 2015
The overall effect is magical. If the technology allowed, we would shout it from the rooftops: you must see this film!
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.
February 17, 2015
This is a celebration of how magical the movies can still be.
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