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The Artist

  PG Closed Captioning

Michel Hazanavicius

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Plot Summary

Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar, but the advent of talking pictures will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies in a changing landscape. Also starring Malcolm MacDowell and John Goodman.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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98%
  • Reviews Counted: 227
  • Fresh: 223
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 8.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Mark Rabinowitz, CNN.com, Feb 15, 2013

Fresh: 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. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Feb 15, 2013

Fresh: For a movie that is so much about technique, it's surprising how affecting the story is. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Dec 28, 2011

Fresh: The whole thing is so damn clever and charming, it might just sneak off with Best Picture. – David Thomson, The New Republic, Jun 20, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Terrific.

I saw this film because of what all the critics and people around me were saying, with my own careful expectation that it would be "boring", or uneventful - after all, I'm eighteen and have nothing to gain from a "nostalgia trip". Wow, how wrong I was! I was intrigued from beginning to end. The Artist really embodies the character and style of the silent movie era, right down to the acting - Dujardin is excellent, along with the rest of the cast, and the dog is entertaining as well.

Highly recommended.

Amazing movie

I saw this movie at the theater I'm 13 and I thought it was going to be boring and uneventful. I was completely wrong it was a very suspenseful and romantic film my eyes were glued to the screen the whole time. I never would of thought a silent film would be so good it deserves the academy awards it won and the dog is so cute :) highly recommend this movie

Merveilleux

A must see! This movie is so wonderful I almost stayed in the theater for the day! Brillant!

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