Xanadu (1980)

In this film, the mysterious Kira (Olivia Newton-John) appears to assist and inspire a young artist, Sonny Malone (Michael Beck). When she helps him meet up with the rich Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), the two join up together to create an… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 20, 1999
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Yup. This movie is stupid.

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Steve Crum

Semi-Gloss Newton-John, Gene Kelly fantasy musical is dated, but kind of fun.

Karina Montgomery

campy joyful fun, with a wee bit too much cheese

Brian Orndorf

Look at Xanadu with an eye toward storytelling superiority and your head will explode. To appreciate the madness within, one must take in the blinding neon sights with an open heart and at least one nostril-coating line of cocaine.

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Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

Kooky abandon and unembarassed chutzpah make it a movie nobody dared to love

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

There's never been a movie quite like this, and there never will be again. And that may not be a bad thing.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

While the movie is every bit as garish and overly shellacked as the other bomb musicals of its era, at least this one looks like irresponsible amounts of money were thrown around.

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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Great tunes fill this flavorful bubble gum movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Deliciously bad and campy. An absolute delight!
Randy Tippy
I caught this one on opening night, mainly because Olivia Newton-John was HOT and Michael Beck was COOL (see <i>The Warriors</i>). Boy was I… More
AJ Verser
This movie is generally regarded as one of the worst movies ever, but it does have some good music, so I gave it one star.
Jason Spencer
Singing on roller skates.
Ken Stachnik
Xana-Don't! (unless you love bad movies) When the daughter of Zues meets the leader of the Warriors, she inspires him to team up with Gene Kelly and open… More
Mark Hobin
Big budget musical fantasy based on the 1947 movie <I>Down to Earth</I> updated to Los Angeles, circa 1980. Graphic artist Sonny Malone finds his… More