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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 58 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Artist encapsulates everything we go to movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world. It just might leave you speechless. How can Oscar resist? show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In many ways - in all ways - The Artist is a profound achievement. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Drama, comedy, action and romance are intertwined in this gorgeously photographed and brilliantly directed film. Lead performances are thoroughly engaging despite - or perhaps because of - being wordless. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Silence makes the film interesting by enticing us to concentrate in ways we're not used to, while artistry carries the day. The Artist may have started as a daring stunt, but it elevates itself to an endearing - and probably enduring - delight. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Strangely, wonderfully, The Artist feels as bold and innovative a moviegoing experience as James Cameron's bells-and-whistles Avatar did a couple of years ago. Retro becomes nuevo. Quaint becomes cool. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    In this film, a single word is worth more than all the expensive effects imaginable. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Artist evinces unlimited love for the look and ethos of the 1920s as well for the style of the movies. The filmmakers clearly did their homework and took great pleasure in doing so, an enjoyment that is passed along in ample doses to any viewer game for their nifty little conceit. show more

  • 100
    Bob Mondello NPR

    The delighted gasps in the theater will make you glad you took a chance on The Artist. Silent black-and-white movies are not coming back, but this one is such a rewarding labor of love by all of the artists involved that it just might make you wish they could. show more

  • 100
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It's a picture that romances its audience into watching in a new way - by, paradoxically, asking us to watch in an old way. The Artist is perhaps the most modern movie imaginable right now. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is one of the most entertaining films in many a moon, a film that charms because of its story, its performances and because of the sly way it plays with being silent and black and white. show more

  • January 01, 2013 lukebarnhart77
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    I want to say this movie captivated me, but in all actuality it did not. I liked the homage to silent films, but I can\'t personally say it meant anything to me, and I doubt it did to many viewers. I compare watching this film to climbing Mount Everest. The\'s no practical need to doing so, and it\'s rather difficult to do, but people do it to say they have. I sat through this movie to say I\'ve seen it, and I can\'t with a good conscience tell anyone ******** a very pleasant movie to endure. It\'s long, a bit boring, but because it is a bit whimsical, and you do get into it a bit, I am giving it three stars.

  • August 03, 2012 jackd1207
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    The point of the movie may be lost on some younger viewers who have never experienced a silent movie. Excellent movie.

  • June 30, 2012 df00000000125625
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    The Artist was one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in a very long time. Very creatively done. Actors were superb and the dancing was fabulous! I never knew a silent film could be so much fun. It was so refresing Not! hearing voices. Their facial expression said it all. I highly recommend it.

  • March 22, 2012 willow4321
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    Now that\'s entertainment!

  • March 11, 2012 ldumont
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    By far the best movie this year. Heart warming and visually a delight.

  • March 08, 2012 robert v. boos
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    Great movie and would say to you, take a break out of your afternoon and go see it.

  • March 07, 2012 tellot
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    That;s what I call acting. Excellent movie deserving Best Actor and Best Movie!

  • March 04, 2012 braigno2
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    saw it twice one alone than with my wife. Great movie, original and i loved all the \"easter eggs \" references

  • March 04, 2012 Brandon Lee
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    The best film of 2011. If you havent seen it yet, or have resisted seeing it because it\'s a silent film, I strongly suggest you give it chance.

  • March 02, 2012 allen &muriel
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    now this is what moviies are for i picked itto win best movie and actor great filmmaking p.s. lets give ugi a nod ranks right up there with toto and asta four stars


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