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The Artist 2011
PG-13

  • Michel Hazanavicius
  • October 14, 2011
  • 100 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Breath Of Fresh Vintage Air
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

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If you are in the mood for a different type of cinematic experience then this film will deliver. The cinematography is wonderful, all the actors pull off great performances and when sound is presented to the viewer it is done in a clever manner.

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The Artist was pretty boring for the first half. I didn't care about what happened to the characters and I didn't really find any of it interesting. Fortunately, it picked up a lot in the second half after you-know-what happened, but even then I wouldn't consider it a very good film overall. It being silent and black-and-white is really all it had going for it; if you removed that, it would be a terrible movie and nobody would care about it at all.

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At first I really thought it was a real silent film! Perfectly done, nicely paced, and weaved around pleasant surprise. Like @Compuesto56 said, this is a perfect movie for helpless romantics. Wonderful.

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