Finian's Rainbow
Finian's Rainbow (1968)

Finian's Rainbow is the first major film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The musical comedy concerns the efforts of Irish immigrant Finian (Fred Astaire), who has stolen a pot of gold from a leprechaun. Along with his daughter Sharon… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: October 9, 1968
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not as bad as legend has it, but Francis Ford Coppola's film of Finian's Rainbow can hardly be called good

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Tom Milne
Time Out

An underrated musical.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's Fred Astaire's last musical and a sorry farewell.

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Fernando F. Croce

An allegory of the end of the studio system, couched in archaic-modern mementos

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Renata Adler
New York Times


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Penelope Houston
The Spectator

Francis Ford Coppola, whose previous film was the bouncing You're a Big Boy Now, again directs like a bulldozer with a sense of humour.

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TV Guide

One of many musical stinkers made during a decade infamous for them.

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jay nixon
Some great songs but it drags on forever.