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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The grand becomes grandiose and the lyrical turns bombastic. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A movie so cheeky, aggressive and bursting with vitality that it can't help being annoying and exhilarating at the same time. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    May be a spectacularly awful movie, but it's also spectacularly drenched in color, décor and other visual oh-la-la. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A movie you can't readily get out of your head. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    You get faux feelings -- but faux of the highest, giddiest order. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    An audacious, snappy visual and emotional feast of dishes both familiar and fresh. It's the first really good movie of 2001. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A landmark musical movie -- controversial, mercurial, even cheeky. It's the kind of film that wildly divides audiences and critics -- people tend to either love or hate it. I loved it. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is all color and music, sound and motion, kinetic energy, broad strokes, operatic excess. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Some will find it exhilarating fun. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's impossible to watch this beautifully chaotic, excessive movie impassively. You'll either embrace what Luhrmann has done here or run out of the theater, holding your head. show more

  • August 12, 2009 ferniedog2u
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    Finally saw it after it came out a long time ago. Amazing Movie! I was impressed and the soundtrack is just awesome. One of my favorite musicals to date!

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