My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady (1964)

At one time the longest-running Broadway musical, My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fans of the play may miss Julie Andrews in the starring role -- particularly when Marni Nixon's singing comes out of Audrey Hepburn's mouth -- but the film's charm is undeniable.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

For those who've seen the stage show, My Fair Lady give complete satisfaction and those who will see and hear the musical for the first time will be enchanted by it.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A marvelous restoration of the 30-year-old musical, precisely the kind of high-class popular entertainment that Hollywood can't seem to make these days.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Great story, great music, awful ending.

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TIME Magazine

In this literal, beautiful, bountiful version of the most gilt-edged attraction in theater history, Jack Warner has miraculously managed to turn gold into gold.

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Robert J. Landry
Variety

A stunningly effective screen entertainment.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

With elegance and taste, George Cukor rightly preserves the theatricality of the enterprise and provides a joyful experience to savour again and again.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Despite all reservations expressed, I must make clear that his fantastically successful show has been converted into a generally entertaining film.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Lerner and Loewe's musical masterwork, reimagined for film by director George Cukor.

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Jose Solís Mayén
PopMatters

Even if the story is quite simple, the film, as directed by the legendary George Cukor, achieves various levels of depth, particularly because of the way in which he turns it into a keen gender study.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Henry Higgins bets that he can turn cockney Eliza Doolittle into a lady. The play on which this musical is based and the film are profoundly interesting. The… More
Zach Brehany
My Fair Lady is one of those musicals that try to not compare to the source material, but base on it's own terms. If I was to base on it's source… More
Carlos Magalhăes
Pygmalion is a great film but not as charming as this My Fair Lady, a very adorable musical version of the same play full of delightful songs and with a… More
Apeneck Fletcher
One of the best musicals ever made, Cinderella as an Cockney English flower girl and her fairy godmother , a dyed-in-the-wool English linguistic specialist ...… More
Chris Weber
This is George Cukor's lavish, large budget musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's comedy Pygmalion, and the result is something actually quite… More
Jennifer Xu
I can't stand Audrey Hepburn's voice, those songs, or Rex Harrison's being. Why, oh why, did it win that Oscar?

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