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Reportedly, Vincente Minnelli turned down the opportunity to film Brigadoon on location in Scotland insisting that MGM's studio mockups looked more Scottish than the genuine article. This lavish adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical stars Gene Kelly as an American tourist who stumbles upon an enchanted Scottish village. Every 100 years, the people of Brigadoon awaken for a 24-hour period, then go back to sleep for another century while Brigadoon itself vanishes in the mists. Tommy Albright (Kelly) falls in love with village lass Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse) while his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It definitely has a dreamlike quality to it that is simply endearing. The story is charming and the dancing is entrancing. Apart from Johnson's heartless character, this is a very enjoyable movie."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"There's an agreeable charm to this hokum that overrides much of the staginess and the unconvincing fairy-tale story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Brigadoon[is]...a concocted Technicolor plaid-clad Garden of Eden with a "puppet show" residue."
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"The score of Lerner and Lowe's Broadway hit is lovely and Gene Kelly is good but Van Johnson is weak"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Indulges in drawn-out hokum."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Lifeless, downbeat musical fantasy, with a few decent dance numbers."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Not terribly inspired and somewhat flatly directed."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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