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It's ironic that MGM, in such dire financial straits in 1974 that it was selling its fabled back lot and auctioning off artifacts from past movie triumphs, enjoyed one of its biggest box-office hits with That's Entertainment, a compilation of musical highlights from the studio's golden days. Onscreen hosts Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, James Stewart, and Elizabeth Taylor introduce the various film clips while standing on what was left of the MGM lot (Rooney delivers his comments from the… More
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"'Boy, do we need it now' was catchphrase when this MGM musical salute was first released--and it stands even more today."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Like no other industry, Hollywood has the unique ability to celebrate itself"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It's good, but contrary to the onscreen evidence, MGM did not make all the best musicals."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...great singing and dancing, among the greatest ever put on film."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The cinematic equivalent of a sustained two-hour orgasm, That's Entertainment! is pure pleasure from first frame to last."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Pleasingly sentimental."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"That's Entertainment! cannot and is not a substitute for seeing the musicals themselves, in their entirety."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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