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Reviews: The Artist (2011)

Reviews for this film from our members:

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
Jason Bailey @ DVD Talk
Adam Batty @ Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second
Enrique Buchichio @ Cartelera.com.uy [Spanish]
Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Craig Kennedy @ Living in Cinema
Donald J. Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: While a handful of filmmakers during the period focused on crafting new and inventive pictures, much of the studio output of the time was more sanitized and mass market friendly. The Artist adheres far too closely to this idea, creating a predictable and generic picture. It ends up both a tribute and celebration of an era as well as an exhibit of the pitfalls and failures.

Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com
Piers Marchant @ Sweet Smell of Success
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
[New – 11/22] | Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: The Artist is, in many ways, a pleasant surprise, not least that, in the modern climate of digital photography, widescreen and unrewarding 3D, a black and white silent filmed in the Academy ratio can still find an appreciative audience. The hopes that the success in the film will spark a new interest in the silent cinema are, however, too optimistic.

Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
Scott Nye @ Battleship Pretension
Jamie S. Rich @ Portland Mercury
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Norm Schrager @ Meet In the Lobby
Matthew Sorrento @ Film Threat
Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Jean-Fran├žois Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]

Updated: July 7, 2015 — 1:19 pm

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