Xanadu Reviews

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August 11, 2019
Xanadu is total confection. It's 100% ridiculous. Very little of it makes sense.... They really should have nixed the idea of finding a Gibb look-a-like and went with a song-and-dance man instead.
April 1, 2019
"Xanadu" cannot possibly be described as a good movie, but it can be recommended to those who can tolerate large amounts of intravenous marzipan.
April 1, 2019
A laugh if only for its mind-boggling awfulness.
April 1, 2019
This modern musical with tunes written by Where Are They Now pop band ELO falls flat on its face simply because the premise is so utterly ludicrous.
April 1, 2019
Though meant to be a throwback to old-style Hollywood musicals, XANADU merely replaces style and substance with flash and glitz...
April 1, 2019
Olivia Newton-John's encore-after Grease-is an awkward musical fantasy that dooms the Australian songbird to play a muse, one of Zeus' nine daughters.
March 27, 2019
What could have possessed the people involved in Xanadu to go ahead with this utter nonsense?
March 26, 2019
It strives mightily to achieve magic, but for all its sunbeams, mirages and tricky dissolves, it remains humorless and earthbound.
March 26, 2019
Looks more like a nouveau record album cover come to life.
March 26, 2019
This is not nostalgia: it's a choreographer's worst nightmare.
April 28, 2018
The acting is wooden, the direction and cinematography confused, the special effects largely out of place, the dramatic interest nonexistent.
March 12, 2016
Here's another musical mishap that landed on Creative Loafing's list of The 10 Worst Rock Films Ever Made, taking the #3 slot just under Staying Alive and the champ, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
May 12, 2012
Yup. This movie is stupid.
March 26, 2009
Stupendously bad.
October 1, 2007
February 9, 2006
An experience so vacuous it's almost frightening.
October 26, 2005
August 16, 2005
This big-budget bubble-gum musical is appalling but compulsively watchable.
July 2, 2005
October 23, 2004
Xanadu is a mushy and limp musical fantasy, so insubstantial it keeps evaporating before our eyes.
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