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The Greatest Showman Reviews

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November 16, 2018
Almost everyone involved here was working in the full scope of their abilities. Perhaps one day they can even collaborate on something with more than just a shoestring screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2018
I might have enjoyed a different version of The Greatest Showman. One where the filmmaking was more adept, the songs more substantial, and the characters given the complexity they deserve. This? This is pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 5, 2018
Color, pizazz and a whole lot of movement obscure a film where performers don't have to try really hard to convey character.
October 31, 2018
I'm not sure how you read the room badly enough to think "Woke P.T. Barnum" is a great idea for your big holiday musical - it's like doing a version where chickens keep singing about how awesome Colonel Sanders is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
October 30, 2018
The music never really plants itself in viewers' minds as each piece feels overdone and jarringly anachronistic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 27, 2018
A film that's as big and extravagant as musicals get. Run away to the circus and let it win you over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2018
If you're a fan of movie musicals, this will be straight up your alley. If you're looking for a biographical storytelling of P.T. Barnum's life, you're not going to get it.
October 20, 2018
At times infectious and fun, at other times middling and tedious, The Greatest Showman is a mixed bag that will thrill some and estrange others.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 10, 2018
The Greatest Showman overcomes a predictable story with a rousing and entertaining production, led by a captivating performance from Hugh Jackman.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 14, 2018
This movie is an absolute joy. Fans of ... Jackman should definitely check (this) out, showcasing the talented actor in an exciting return to his musical roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 29, 2018
As genuinely if superficially enjoyable as The Greatest Showman is, there is something unseemly in embracing so tidy a view.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
August 27, 2018
There's more than enough flash and bang [in The Greatest Showman] to spare, but not nearly enough of a concentrated effort to fully develop one single angle, from plot to participants.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 26, 2018
Turn off your brain and enjoy the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2018
The Greatest Showman aims to be a old-school musical in every best sense of the word. Hugh Jackman shines and catchy lyrics make for a great extragavaganza
August 14, 2018
It's a cheesy, spineless film that celebrates the shameless exploitation that Barnum built an empire on, containing none of the same thrills or shocks that he was known for.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 7, 2018
While maybe not the greatest show, it is one of the best musicals of the last decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 19, 2018
It's almost tempting to describe The Greatest Showman as a masterpiece of surrealism, in it's off-base aesthetics and absurdist drama. Unfortunately, it is more likely just bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 11, 2018
The irony is that while LA LA LAND probably enabled THE GREATEST SHOWMAN to be made, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is by far the better musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 18, 2018
Everything about this film clicks from start to finish. The music, the choreography, the costumes and the performances are top-notch.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 13, 2018
I will personally be watching Zac Efron and Zendaya doing aerial acrobatics on "Rewrite the Stars" quite a few more times between now and whenever either the rental period runs out or The Greatest Showman is sent to jail for crimes against chill-ness.
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