The Artist Reviews

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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.
February 17, 2015
The movie isn't revolutionary and doesn't aim to create a whole new wave of silent filmmaking, but it is a fun diversion.
February 17, 2015
There's no such thing as a perfect movie, but there may be one you wouldn't wish to be any different. Such is the magic of The Artist.
February 17, 2015
What's old is new again in this dreamy romance. What's antiquated seems innovative.
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.
February 17, 2015
Touching and entertaining in equal measure.
February 17, 2015
Factor in a scene-stealing dog called Uggy and you have one of the most unexpectedly delightful films of the past year.
February 17, 2015
Glorious, delicious and an unalloyed joy... I loved it. Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it.
February 17, 2015
Maybe this tribute to those early movies will inspire you to go watch something small, square and silent.
February 17, 2015
Hazanavicius boldly strips cinema back to its wordless, monochrome days and, boy, does the end result sparkle.
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.
February 17, 2015
The story fluctuates between light and dark elements as smoothly as its gorgeously contrasted black and white photography, dowsing audiences in a nostalgic glow of sunshine and shadows.
February 17, 2015
Sometimes cinema should just be pure, unadulterated joy, and The Artist is precisely that, in every wordless frame.
February 17, 2015
Think of it as an art-house film that everyone can enjoy.
February 17, 2015
The year's most unlikely crowd-pleaser.
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.
February 17, 2015
Through it all, Dujardin has great dignity, is hugely likeable, and pulls off touches of comic poignancy not far from Chaplin's.
February 17, 2015
This is a funny, touching and innovative piece of work with a fun performance from Jean Dujardin.
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