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Not even spandex and over-the-top musical numbers can save Xanadu from questionable acting, unimpressive effects, and a story unencumbered by logic. Read critic reviews

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Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the mysterious beauty, an ageless Greek muse, who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco.

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  • Dec 08, 2015
    This horribly dated 1980 fantasy is such a trashy mess with no structure that it doesn't surprise me that the script was written during filming, and even if it has some (few) nice songs, it is shocking how they threw so much money into something that looks so tacky and cheap.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2014
    Deliciously bad and campy. An absolute delight!
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    This movie is generally regarded as one of the worst movies ever, but it does have some good music, so I gave it one star.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2009
    An 80's film with Olivia Newton John after her performanse in Greese. Nothing special exept one good song.
    Arianeta L Super Reviewer

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