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: 95% 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.

Tara Brady
Irish Times

The fiction, ultimately, is the thing. The Artist, in the best possible sense, is more of a movie than a film. It's played for laughs and tears; it switches from action to tenderness; it's got a really funny dog.

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Anna Smith
Daily Mirror (UK)

Uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious... not necessarily words you'd expect to apply to a black and white silent French film. But The Artist is no ordinary movie.

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PJ Nabarro
Patrick Nabarro

Hazanavicius deserves credit for making his thesis on silent movies so digestible and entertaining, and there is much to engage with in The Artist.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

The Artist is simply a pleasure to watch, if only for just two hours in time.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The Artist is drunk on the history of cinema and art, and culture buffs will get giddy on it.

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Jason Adams
My New Plaid Pants

Jean Dujardin is like flashbulbs bursting in your eyeballs. He's every inch the movie star the movie demands and then sixteen swaggering steps further. Total hammy megawatted perfection.

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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.

Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday

Retro but totally modern, frivolous yet fundamentally serious, The Artist is a thing of grace and joy and a great American film -- of the sort it takes the French to make.

Joanne Laurier
World Socialist Web Site

Much care has been given to the look of the film. But its originality and effort stop there.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This lovely and poetic homage from our days to Cinema and to 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.