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.

Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white, mostly silent comedy The Artist is a gorgeously made curiosity -- a film that functions as a testament to its own obsession with other movies.

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Mark Rabinowitz
CNN.com

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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Anna Smith
Daily Mirror [UK]

Uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious... not necessarily words you'd expect to apply to a black and white silent French film. But The Artist is no ordinary movie.

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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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John Serba
MLive.com

Writer/director Michel Hazanavicius uses a shrewd eye for visual composition to tell an emotionally effective story never waylaid by the clever throwback gimmickry of his method.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

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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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

The Artist is drunk on the history of cinema and art, and culture buffs will get giddy on it.

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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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