The Artist Reviews

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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
Sometimes cinema should just be pure, unadulterated joy, and The Artist is precisely that, in every wordless frame.
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
The result is an irresistible delight.
June 20, 2013
The whole thing is so damn clever and charming, it might just sneak off with Best Picture.
February 15, 2013
It isn't arty or intellectual, though it is artful and ingenious, and it's the rare crowd-pleaser that never feels obvious or pandering.
February 15, 2013
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.
April 17, 2012
You can't fault it as smart entertainment, which eschews parody to make a sincere tribute that also serves as cogent current commentary.
March 7, 2012
The movie ever fully shakes off its air of skillfully executed experiment, but it's spirited and charming nonetheless.
January 23, 2012
[A] sweet, sincere, massively overrated valentine to silent movies.
December 28, 2011
For a movie that is so much about technique, it's surprising how affecting the story is.
December 23, 2011
"The Artist" may be too cute to qualify as high art, but it's highly entertaining.
December 23, 2011
The Artist is the most surprising and delightful film of 2011.
December 23, 2011
A silent movie shot in sumptuous black-and-white, no less. A silent flick made with not a jot of distancing winking, but instead born of a heady affection for a bygone, very bygone, era of filmmaking.
December 22, 2011
It's a gentle, wistful tale, but with an ending so joyous and movie-magical that you just might dance out of the theater. (I did.)
December 22, 2011
Strangely, wonderfully, The Artist feels as bold and innovative a moviegoing experience as James Cameron's bells-and-whistles Avatar did a couple of years ago.
December 22, 2011
"The Artist'' is a small, exquisitely-cut jewel in a style everyone assumes is 80 years out of date.
December 22, 2011
A beguiling tale about Hollywood's silent movie days that is itself silent, this made-in-L.A. French feature will charm cinephiles with its affection for one of the movies' golden ages.
December 22, 2011
This effort often manages to duplicate the magical pantomime of the era; a lovely scene in which Bejo drapes herself in the arms of a hung jacket as if it were a human lover could have come straight out of a Marion Davies picture.
December 22, 2011
The Artist is charming as all get-out, a delightful little movie about the movies.
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