The Artist
The Artist (2011)

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.

David Thomson
The New Republic

The whole thing is so damn clever and charming, it might just sneak off with Best Picture.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

You can't fault it as smart entertainment, which eschews parody to make a sincere tribute that also serves as cogent current commentary.

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Clayton Davis

A fine piece of cinema that will hopefully be clutched by moviegoers for years to come.

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Rafer Guzman

It isn't arty or intellectual, though it is artful and ingenious, and it's the rare crowd-pleaser that never feels obvious or pandering.

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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic

The movie ever fully shakes off its air of skillfully executed experiment, but it's spirited and charming nonetheless.

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Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects

That the film is so convincing and so engaging despite the lack of dialogue is an unquantifiable triumph.

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Mark Rabinowitz

There is literally nothing wrong with it. I don't have a single nit to pick, minor flaw to point out or little bit that annoyed me. It is pure magic from the first frame to the last.

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James Berardinelli

For a movie that is so much about technique, it's surprising how affecting the story is.

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Jay Stone

The Artist is a joyous and enchanting film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
Not being a fan of films about filmmaking nor filming in black and white just because films of that era were in black and white, this latest artistic gimmick of… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
I think this movie is overrating. Okay. Thats unique, but the story is too flat.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
'The Artist' brings back the memories of silent movie era to the millennium era which is a different approach and the critics definitely love it.. But… More
Chris Miele
A true masterpiece! A great throwback to the Golden Age of Cinema and a wonderful film in general. It has a great sense humor and it is very charming. Go see… More
Phil Hubbs
Didn't really know what this was about for along time, saw the posters everywhere but never really took much notice, then I saw the trailer and knew I… More
Dan Schultz
A unique silent film concerning the business of silent films, and how one megawatt talent (Jean Dujardin) experiences the changing of times as his once… More

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