Finian's Rainbow
Finian's Rainbow (1968)

Nearly 20 years after it opened on Broadway, the E.Y. Harburg/Fred Saidy musical Finian's Rainbow was committed to film. Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, the story involves the whimsical Irishman Finian (Fred Astaire)… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road.

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Fernando F. Croce

An allegory of the end of the studio system, couched in archaic-modern mementos

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Tom Milne
Time Out

An underrated musical.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's Fred Astaire's last musical and a sorry farewell.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of many musical stinkers made during a decade infamous for them.

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Renata Adler
New York Times


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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not as bad as legend has it, but Francis Ford Coppola's film of Finian's Rainbow can hardly be called good

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

An inauspicious early Coppola film of a muscial that was already dated by the time the cameras rolled.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Some great songs but it drags on forever.