Brigadoon (1954)

This adaptation of the Broadway musical stars Gene Kelly as an American tourist who stumbles upon an enchanted Scottish village. Kelly falls in love with village lass Cyd Charisse. Charisse's betrothed Hugh Laing, upset by Kelly's… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 8, 1954
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Magical Scottish village, singing, dancing, and romance.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Lifeless, downbeat musical fantasy, with a few decent dance numbers.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not terribly inspired and somewhat flatly directed.

Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

It definitely has a dreamlike quality to it that is simply endearing. The story is charming and the dancing is entrancing. Apart from Johnson's heartless character, this is a very enjoyable movie.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's an agreeable charm to this hokum that overrides much of the staginess and the unconvincing fairy-tale story.

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Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Brigadoon[is]...a concocted Technicolor plaid-clad Garden of Eden with a "puppet show" residue.

Emanuel Levy

The score of Lerner and Lowe's Broadway hit is lovely and Gene Kelly is good but Van Johnson is weak

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Indulges in drawn-out hokum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
Ugh, I thought I was going to like it! But something about Cyd Charisse is inherently aloof, that not even Gene Kelly's charm can melt her ice.
hawk ledge
Gene Kelly in typical fine form, his "Irish whiskey" voice hardly taxed by the Lerner and Loewe score, graceful, energetic, and self-assured as ever.… More
Lanning : )
Mr. Lundie: They were indeed horrible destructive women. I dinna suppose you have such women in your country? <p> Tommy Albright: Witches?<p> Jeff… More
Nikki Meroney
Its a wonderful romantic story with Gene Kelly!! Hehe
The Movie Waffler
There's a fabulous moment about three quarters of the way through this film when Kelly leaves the otherworldly hamlet of Brigadoon and returns to New York.… More
Chad Roesti
OK, I liked a musical - sue me