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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The whole thing is so damn clever and charming, it might just sneak off with Best Picture."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"You can't fault it as smart entertainment, which eschews parody to make a sincere tribute that also serves as cogent current commentary."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"That the film is so convincing and so engaging despite the lack of dialogue is an unquantifiable triumph."
‑ Simon Gallagher, Film School Rejects
"The Artist is at turns funny, heartbreaking, thrilling and a visual marvel with only the aid of Ludovic Bource's sublime score to guide our reactions."
‑ Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
"A modern-day classic that proves that Hollywood can still make incredible films."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"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."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The movie ever fully shakes off its air of skillfully executed experiment, but it's spirited and charming nonetheless."
‑ Jon Frosch, The Atlantic
"The Artist is a joyous and enchanting film."
‑ Jay Stone, Canada.com
"Hazanavicius has reminded us of why we love the movies. He is sure to bring a smile to anyone who gambles on seeing this glorious throwback."
‑ Charles Ealy, Austin American-Statesman
"Don't let the simplicity of the story fool you, 'The Artist' is a movie in which the pleasures lie entirely in the details."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"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."
‑ Mark Rabinowitz, CNN.com
"For a movie that is so much about technique, it's surprising how affecting the story is."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The Artist doesn't talk, but it sings."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"Dujardin and Bejo have previously starred together in OSS 117: Cairo, A Nest of Spies, with the chemistry clearly already there, Hazanavicius was wise to cast them again."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Possibly one of the most joyously enjoyable films to screen in the Cannes competition -- especially for lovers of classic Hollywood cinema -- The Artist is a real pleasure."
‑ Mark Adams, Screen International
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