Grease (1978)

"Grease," said the poster and the Barry Gibb song, "is the word." Transferring its setting from Chicago to sunny California, and adding a dash of disco to the ersatz '50s score, producer Allan Carr and director… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grease is a pleasing, energetic musical with infectiously catchy songs and an ode to young love that never gets old.

Judith Martin
Washington Post

Couldn't the makers of "Grease" have unearthed one person who was alive in that time, perhaps even one who attended an American high school then, and checked their information?

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John L. Wasserman
San Francisco Chronicle

The screenplay is a prepubescent shambles, the direction is by acne out of disposable douches, the dubbing and looping of the songs is painfully obvious, the characterizations are generally repulsive and the whole thing is utterly without style.

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Derek Malcolm

A grave disappointment to anyone in search of style or substance.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It has no kind of focus in atmosphere or tone, it doesn't even have a look. It's just sort of floating insult, shopping for a subject to light on.

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James Berardinelli

Travolta is a riot. Alternately swaggering to prove his "coolness" and re-affirming his ability on the dance floor, the actor gives the kind of performance that's perfect for the role.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Anonymous and semi-competent filmmaking with no real personality, pepped up by the fake energy.

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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter

What makes it work is its youthful vitality, the tremendous energy and imagination expended on its virtually wall-to-wall song and dance number.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Grease holds up for new generations because it captures the enthusiasm of youth and the vibrancy of California's sunshine-and-cars culture.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dumb but lively rock musical.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
For some reason, it took me until this year to finally see this movie. most of my friends love this movie and I knew the songs so well. But I was pleasantly… More
Cassie Hill
The greatest musical of all-time! My Mom loves to sing the songs when we watch this too! Lol! :) I love it! :) Just a great movie! :) Just wonderful!… More
Eugene Bernabe
This adaptation of the 1971 musical strikes the right chords and hits all the right moves. Gracefully filled with flamboyant and electrifying singing and… More
Scott Green
I am more of an action type of guy, but this film get a good deal of respect from me for it's originality, and the tunes are still recognised, which must… More
Eric Alvarez
As original as movies come, and whose style is still mimicked to this day.
Bethany Murphy
My favourite film of all time. If this doesn't tell you how amazing it is, I don't know what will. Another timeless classic and the songs make you… More