Funny Face
Funny Face (1957)

This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Sensation trumps cogitation-unsurprising in a Hollywood production-which doesn't negate the enduring allure of this beautiful bauble.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

What is startling here is the eye-popping colour, the self-reflexive photography and visual effects, the dance sequences (Fred Astaire with his umbrella), and the witty and ingenious use of the Paris locations.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

It's an intermittently charming trifle with directorial style to burn in the place of any kind of satisfactory substance.

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Mark Bourne
Film.com

...can clunk like a tin can in the dryer. But hey, we're talking Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, so that's some mighty elegant slack we're willing to cut here.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

If you're prepared to do a bit of revisionist thinking, it all makes sense.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Funny Face...teams Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in a delightfully balmy romance.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Astaire could still dance up a storm, no doubt about it, and this has its moments.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

One of Hollywood's funniest, most stylish musicals, this breezy satire from 1957 thrives on the pairing of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Steven Carrier
I love Audrey Hepburn. I like Fred Astaire. I like director Stanley Donen. I love musicals. I hate "Funny Face." Watching "Funny Face" was… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A delicious Cinderella story, funny and delightful, with beautiful shots of Paris and nice musical numbers performed by Hepburn, Astaire and Thompson, who all… More
Spencer S.
Audrey Hepburn can't sing for crap (dubbed) but that beatnik dance scene stays with you forever, and the chemistry between her and Astaire makes this a… More
Conner Rainwater
I am no fan of musicals by any stretch, but Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire have always made this a worthwhile movie. It has some pretty amazing sets and an… More
Thomas Bowler
Great dancing and some iconic songs but not the highlight of either of the two lead's careers. Full review later.
Elvira B
<p>Great songs and dancing, and it's a bit of a privilege to have both Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in one film. </p> <p>Astaire… More

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