Gigi (1958)

Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be the mistress of wealthy young Gaston (Louis Jourdan). When Gaston falls in love with Gigi and asks her to be his wife,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 1, 1958
DVD Release Date: April 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not be one of Vincente Minnelli's best, but the charming and flawlessly acted Gigi still offers enough visual and musical treats to satisfy.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

With so many outstanding performances in the film, it is to Maurice Chevalier's great credit that he is able to steal the show.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's easy to drift away from the story and become absorbed in Minnelli's impossibly delicate textures, but there is a little something here for everybody.

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Phil Hall

Lovely to behold, but the story has dated very badly.

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Abel Green

The performances are well nigh faultless.

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Geoff Brown
Time Out

It's like a meal consisting of cheesecake, and one quickly longs for something solid and vulgar to weigh things down.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

There's a fine bittersweet air to this tale that leaves you longing to see it again.

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TIME Magazine

Gigi is dressed to kill, but if all the French finery impresses the customers, it also smothers the story.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A charming entertainment.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Given the shortage of dancing and soaring vocal melodies...Minnelli must lean heavily on personality and a spectacle defined by the pageantry of historic locations, sets and costumes. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
I like the scene of Jourdan reconsidering at the fountain - done entirely in silhouette. It's a beautiful little dance. I wonder what other movies might… More
Jim Hunter
A young woman enters maturity and falls for a family friend. Home of the child molester's anthem, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," Gigi… More
Mark Hobin
Director Vincente Minnelli fills the screen with so much color and pageantry, the eyes can barely contain it all. There's a magnificence to the… More
Lucas Martins
With a nice visual and charming, Gigi could call some attention, but certain it's one of the most unjust mistakes of Academy Awards, which give to this… More
Daniel Perry
Leonardo DiCaprio has never been awarded an Oscar... but somehow, this disaster won nine of them. What a vapid, pointless movie. The plot is "this young… More
Chris Weber
This lavish spectacle of a musical concerning a young precocious girl being groomed to become the mistress of a wealthy playboy in 1900s Paris won a whopping 9… More

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