Easter Parade
Easter Parade (1948)

Fred Astaire had announced his retirement before the cameras began to roll on Easter Parade, but he decided to accept the film's leading role when its original star Gene Kelly became incapacitated. The thinnish plot, which finds Astaire… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Variety Staff

Easter Parade is a musical with old and new Irving Berlin tunes and standout dance numbers.

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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

A fantastic movie, featuring two of the finest motion picture performers ever, Astaire and Judy Garland, in their only cinematic pairing. Ann Miller also stars in there, too, to spice things up even more.

Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Charming love story plus great song and dance.

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Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times

Easter Parade may not strike the perfect balance between song-dance interludes and story, but it's an appealing show just the same.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The Irving Berlin score is bright, and Walters is one director who knows when to leave Astaire to his own devices.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Pretty, deft, and tuneful but, given the top-rate talent involved, not particularly inspired.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Easter Parade is the sort of musical to put your feet up for.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The most famous act finds Garland and Astaire dressed as bums for "A Couple of Swells," but there's also ... the pair tackling the title tune and -- my favorite -- Astaire showing off his incomparable tap-dancing prowess in "Steppin' Out with My Baby."

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Steve Crum

Gorgeous MGM musical with all-time greats Garland and Astaire.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Another great Irving Berlin musical, with some superior talent in Astaire and Garland. The only thing that I am worrisome over is the entire concept that this… More
Leigh Ryan
Gotta love a great musical, with the best two actors/musicians/dancers of their time.
Jennifer Xu
Okay, seriously, Fred Astaire - who are you kidding picking Judy Garland over Ann Miller? No man in his right mind would ever reject the always charming Ann… More
Neum Daddy
The "u" really makes the word "beautiful" beautiful. Aesthetically and phonetically, without it it's almost infantile, sounding fairly… More
jay nixon
too good to watch only at easter