The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks (1995)

Two fathers spark a romance between their children by pretending to feud. Their deception weaves a tangled web when they enlist the aid of a mysterious traveling showman named El Gallo.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

It is what it has long seemed on the stage, "quaint." And quaint doesn't translate to the screen.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[S]imultaneously flat and cartoonish...

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The musical scenes in The Fantasticks crackle with intimacy.

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Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

It provides an invaluable example of how not to make a movie out of a stage classic.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

It's a trifle, but was pleasantly presented and I found it to be an adequate though not a scintillating production.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

An underpopulated, cliched Romeo-and-Juliet affair that only comes to life during its song sequences.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Truth to tell, it's exactly the kind of musical pointed out by people who say they just don't like musicals.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The movie musical is practically a dead horse in Hollywood, and The Fantasticks does little to kick it back to life.

Michael Dequina

Presents an inviting opportunity to 'try to remember' a cinematic art that has sadly been all but lost.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
A couple catchy tunes. Probably one of the only stage musicals to require such a small cast and such minimal scenery. In this film production it just comes… More