Top Hat
Top Hat (1935)

Top Hat is one of the finest musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Astaire is a dancer intent on winning the heart of Rogers, but she believes he is married to her best friend. Though the plot is thin, the comedic dialogue is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Consensus: A glamorous and enthralling Depression-era diversion, Top Hat is nearly flawless, with acrobatics by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that make the hardest physical stunts seem light as air.

TIME Magazine

Finally, thanks more to Fred Astaire than any other single influence, the character of musicomedy in the cinema has now completely changed.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

The third Astaire-Rogers movie and one of the best.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Most of what I liked about Top Hat centers around its two stars: full of energy and grace, they breathe life into the film whenever it threatens to lose its luster.

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Variety Staff
Variety

This one can't miss and the reasons are three -- Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin's 11 songs and sufficient comedy between numbers to hold the film together.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies, because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing, there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live.

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Film4

Arguably the classiest and funniest of the RKO Astaire-Rogers musicals.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

This 1935 musical finds Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at the top of their form.

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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

The plot is involving, especially as it builds to its seemingly impossible-to-solve finale.

Empire Magazine

If you want only one Astaire-Rogers musical, Top Hat is obligatory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
"Heaven, I'm in heaven". The fourth film to pair up legendary duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, "Top Hat" features some legendary… More
Randy Tippy
It's all about the dance, and oh what a dance it is! Astaire and Rogers and choreography that defies gravity. Classic.
Saskia D.
Probably a classic in it's genre, but this rating is purely based on my personal taste. The balance between movie and music is excellent, the chemistry… More
Stella Dallas
fred and ginger's best. the usual convoluted and frothy plot reaches dazzling heights. :D
AJ Verser
This is a funny movie of mistaken identity, starring Fred and Ginger, and including some dance numbers as usual, but I liked the comedy best.
Jennifer Xu
I savor the moments when Fred and Ginger dance together. Their chemistry is unforgettable. This cannot get any classier. Unexpectedly hilarious as well.