The Artist
The Artist (2011)

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.

Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white, mostly silent comedy The Artist is a gorgeously made curiosity -- a film that functions as a testament to its own obsession with other movies.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

It isn't arty or intellectual, though it is artful and ingenious, and it's the rare crowd-pleaser that never feels obvious or pandering.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

It's inarguable that you'll leave The Artist with a spring in your step and a grin on your face.

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David Elliott
San Diego Reader

Through it all, Dujardin has great dignity, is hugely likeable, and pulls off touches of comic poignancy not far from Chaplin's.

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Mark Rabinowitz
CNN.com

There is literally nothing wrong with it. I don't have a single nit to pick, minor flaw to point out or little bit that annoyed me. It is pure magic from the first frame to the last.

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Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times

One desperately wants to enjoy the cinematic escapade but the fun eventually wears thin as the familiar narrative fails to illuminate the magic of the movies during its infancy.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

The whole thing is so damn clever and charming, it might just sneak off with Best Picture.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

You can't fault it as smart entertainment, which eschews parody to make a sincere tribute that also serves as cogent current commentary.

Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times

As the scattershot everything-at-once world of Net connectivity ever decreases our ability to concentrate, the mere act of turning down the sensory input for an experience seems like a bold act of cultural resistance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This lovely and poetic homage from our days to Cinema and the Golden Age of Hollywood silent movies is proof that a silent black-and-white film with a 4:3… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
'The Artist' brings back the memories of silent movie era to the millennium era which is a different approach and the critics definitely love it.. But… More
Kevin M. Williams
While I thought this was okay, and only that, at the same time I'm not with all the kudos this garnered (which lead to high expectations on my part, which… More
Phil Hubbs
Didn't really know what this was about for along time, saw the posters everywhere but never really took much notice, then I saw the trailer and knew I… More
Ross Collins
Not being a fan of films about filmmaking nor filming in black and white just because films of that era were in black and white, this latest artistic gimmick of… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
I think this movie is overrating. Okay. Thats unique, but the story is too flat.