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  • 63
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Grease isn't a four-star musical. It's fluffy and unimportant, and it gets tedious toward the end with the car-racing sequence that Kleiser staged in the paved-in-concrete Los Angeles River. The friskiness of the performers, the choreography by Patricia Birch and most of all Travolta's phenomenal charm give it its value. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    No revival, however joyously promoted, can conceal the fact that this is just an average musical, pleasant and upbeat and plastic. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    there are times when Grease really kicks in. I'm fond of Channing singing "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee, rotten with virginity" and then telling an imaginary Troy Donahue, "I know what you wanna do." And most of the big musical numbers work, especially the showstopper: the sunlit Danny-Sandy duet to "Summer Dreams." Greasy kid stuff it all may be, but just like rock 'n' roll, it'll probably never die. [27 Mar 1998, p.A] show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    You just can't hate anything this energetic and happy. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The screen Grease seemed at the time a big, overblown version of the sassy, gritty stage musical. Now the differences seem less important. What the two versions share are sizzle and a refusal to ignore the sexual energy of an exuberant cast. Grease seems kickier now than it did 20 years ago. [27 Mar 1998, p.D6] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Grease works as a musical, a comedy, a light romance, and a gentle satire of teenage life during the '50s. In part because of its persistent high spirits, it's a delight to watch, even 20 years after it first appeared on the screen. show more

  • 75

    Sandy, Danny, and their sexier counterparts Rizzo and Kenickie are spectacular fun to watch, especially in their non-TV-edited glory. Though it's virtually impossible to forget, and stay quiet during, the film's many songs, it's also surprising to remember all of the racy dialogue and double entendres in the original. Or maybe it's just that we never got them when we were ten. show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    Sure, it's the same trite teenage fantasy it was 20 years ago when it was first released, but somehow now the energy seems infectiously giddier, the songs zingier, the camp higher. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Travolta's star presence is confirmed in Grease, a weak musical comedy vehicle . The strength of Travolta's performance isn't from dialogue but shots of Travolta reacting, suddenly becoming macho when he realizes the gang is watching him talk to his girlfriend or smothering a giggle after accidentally elbowing Olivia Newton-John in the breast. These moments alone make Grease worthwhile. [17 Jun 1978, p.P31] show more

  • 100
    Caroline Westbrook Empire

    It's every bit the great songfest it's hailed as, with bucketloads of innuendo thown in behind some of the most energetic musical numbers ever to grace the inside of a movie theatre. show more

  • April 28, 2014 classic607
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    Love this movie

  • June 20, 2013 scott
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    The BEST MOVIE EVER !!!!!!!!!!

  • October 06, 2010 Am order taker
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    it is a very good movie to watch i love it at the end of the movie the best part. from ann marie mclearn

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Classical musical - ranks with the very best.

  • November 15, 2009 Hi Bekka
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    Another classic that will be and never to be messed with. To hell with the stupid sequel..that was totally "YAWN"

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