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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crosby's easy, casual banter is just the right foil for Astaire's precision acrobatics, his wry, offbeat humor."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The Irving Berlin score, including 'Easter Parade' and 'Let's Say It with Firecrackers' (which gives Fred his best moment) makes up for the thin story."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"One of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire's most enjoyable and most commercially popular musicals, featuring Irving Berlin's iconic, Oscar-winning ballad, White Christmas."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film's highlight is a bang-up July 4th 'Let's Say It with Firecrackers' that finds Astaire in fine form."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Call it old-fashioned or old Hollywood fluff, Holiday Inn is a sweet, pleasant slice of another time in pop entertainment."
‑ Christopher Varney, Film Threat
"Loaded with a wealth of songs, it's meaty, not too kaleidoscopic and yet closely knit for a compact 100 minutes of tiptop filmusical entertainment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Although all the holiday's are covered, this is really a Christmas movie at heart. Overshadowed by its more famous (and overrated) remake, Holiday Inn deserves more credit than it gets."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Classic musical with some controversial material."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Want more? Stir in the first singing of Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' and 'Happy Holidays.'"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Great songs and stars and a pretty good script, too"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Holiday Inn offers a reason for celebration not printed in red ink on the calendar."
‑ Theodore Strauss, New York Times
"This classic musical paired Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire for the first time."
‑ Dick Fiddy, Radio Times
"Not the best film for either of the film's stars, but Astaire proves that he can dance even without Ginger."
‑ Fran Hortop, Film4
"True to type, Crosby plays nice and Astaire shallow… The story writes itself, careful never to get in the way of big production numbers for every holiday on the calendar."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"One of Astaire's low points, but with a sensational 4th of July dance number."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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