Boffo old fashioned entertainment. This musical has powerful singing, great dancing, colorful costumes (and characters), great acting and an entertaining story. See it while it is still on the big screen to send Hollywood a message that we love to see movies that entertain at the movie house. 10/10
Wow! I loved this musical! I truly felt the whismy and magic that Barnum was trying to convey in his original shows. Breathtaking effects, catchy songs and "freaks" you want to love!
Hands down, the best thing I've ever watched. Please see this film.
This was an amazing musical. Hugh Jackman performed great, but the thing that gave me goosebumps was the song and performance of the "This Is Me" song.
This is what a musical should be like. Fast paced, beautifully executed and choreographed and the music is astounding but The performances are what makes it all come together. Loved it!
We expected a lot more from this movie… maybe we were biased as so many people told us it's such a great movie, so we expected a lot.But altogether the whole story was flat and so predictable. The soundtrack… every song sounds the same, so there's no distinction.Effects are well made and actually the only impressive thing about this movie.
Fun and entertaining movie with an interesting story, good singing and choreography. With Hugh Jackman being great in it and the stunning visuals I ended up leaving the cinema surprised and with a smile on my face. All in all, it is a great movie.
Holy hell the music is absolutely amazing. All the performers can sing beautifully. I am sooooo impressed.
Went in with great expectations and still I was pleasantly surprised. That happens very rarely. A truly enjoyable movie and one of the best I’ve seen recently. Everything about it is perfection. I already know I’ll be rewatching it many times.
I just loved this movie. Everything in it was beautiful.
An amazing musical and Hugh Jackman is amazing in the movie,one movie I'll be buying on Blu-ray..10/10
great musical work, but could have given better plot.
I watched this musical yesterday in cinema.. Not my favorite type of movie but deserve 9/10
This was one of my most anticipated movies, in a long time. I was so excited, and still am! Absolutely loved it. I didn't want it to end. I had been listening to the soundtrack a few weeks before I saw the movie, and I must say, the movie is just as great as the soundtrack.
The cast was perfect, and it truly felt like they were a family. I find the story to be so inspiring and wonderful, I want everybody to watch it, and learn from it, and enjoy it, and love it, and dance to it, and feel it, and I just really really like this movie.
I am already planning my second visit to the cinema to see this.
I took my wife and 6 children to see this film. We all loved it. The songs became a constant sound around my home. I thought the story line lacked consistency, but the songs made it fantastic.
One of the best movies I have seen in a while. loved the music, song and choreography. stunning movie with lovable cast and plot!
This is the musical that I have been waiting for! Despite all the great critics reviews, LaLaLand was a bust. The singing was mediocre, the dancing was mediocre and the story itself was boring. But this movie is everything that I was expecting and more! The actors were great, the singing was amazing and the story was enoyable. And above all else, the songs were well-written and will have you singing long after you've left the theater. There have been some complaints that the story itself is highly fictionalized, well, it's a musical, of course its fictionalized!
Full-on, over-the-top, musical which despite any reservations I may have had, left me tapping my feet and grinning like an idiot. Hugh Jackman on fine form.
Thrilling set-pieces alone don’t make a fantastic musical.
The musical pieces are really well done, but I can’t say the same for the majority of the music. Most of them sounded so much like generic pop music that I could’ve humed something over the top and it would’ve sounded the same. “This is Me” and “The Greatest Show” are contrary to this but most others are so forgettable that I can’t even remember the names of them.
The film is also tremendously acted. Whether it be Hugh Jackman’s charisma-filled performance or Keala Settle’s Lettie Lutz who steals the scene in any she appears in. However, the less we say about Michelle Williams’ performance is the better. I think she sung something once?
The Greatest Showman is rather let down in terms of the story as it races through P.T.Barnum’s story, speeding through the circus-sections (best bits) and mobility scootering it’s way through side-plots such as opera singer Jerri Lind which the film spent way too much time on. None of the story held any emotional weight, despite the film pushing for the audience to feel for the characters and how P.T’s actions drastically changed other people’s lives. But it all just fell a bit flat and I wanted the next thrilling set piece to start right away.
I Really love the soundtrack
I loved it! I was smiling from begining tot end! the story is great I liked that it is modernized. the music is amazing I love the soundtrack!
This show had great potential: Hugh Jackman leading a star studded cast; music composed by the Oscar winning duo from LA LA LAND; Bill Condon writing the screenplay; a wealth of spectacle in its subject matter - PT Barnum's Circus - but I was underwhelmed by the whole production. First, I don't know why they anchored their story to a historical figure and then built a world of pure fantasy. Why not just build a world of fantasy? By linking it to a specific person and events you open the door to all sorts of cultural questions: the treatment of his performers - human and animal; the untangling of the myth from the man and why the choice to tie the music to contemporary pop rather than find the music of the time. These were all discordant notes to me. Better pure fantasy than poor history. I was also saddened by the waste of Michelle Williams in her role - she had serious dramatic chops that were underutilized. On the more positive side, the vocal talents were marvellous, the songs, though anachronistic, were catchy, the images were spectacular, the performers - great and small - were endearing. All together I give the production a 6.5 (breaking even) out of 10. [Historial? Musical Drama Fantasy]
I missed this one in cinemas so i am super happy to catch it this year at the rooftop cinema this spring/summer! I am certain it will be amazing.
Not great, if you actually know anything about pt Barnum. the acting was okay but not amazing and the characters were not that memorable.
I have nothing to say apart from just... Amazing!
Goddammit, I so wanted to hate this film... but couldn't stop myself from loving it. I dare you to watch!
Love this film. The music is just amazing and the story is quite nice too.
The songs are very good.The story is interesting.Overall Great Movie
If you're into musicals, then this movie is a perfect fit for you. I only rated this at 5 because I'm not into musicals, I was hoping for more of a biography/drama.
Hugh Jackman does a great job in his role of this movie. I enjoyed the story, and the pacing of the movie.
For me, musicals tend to take away from a story more than add to it, and I felt the same way with this one.
If you're into musicals, this was one of the better ones I've seen, otherwise I'd say this one is skippable.
Better than expected. Music is pretty good, but the story is more geared to the music than an actual storyline. Great time waster. 8/10
Great soundtrack and choreography that give audience a exciting experience.But,the it was just too straight forward that make the story too simple and light.You might enjoy this if you searching for a exciting musical experience with a light hearted family friendly story.But if you looking for a movie that can do best in both musical experience and story,La La Land is the answer.
A good musical but has a bad and predictable plot
This movie is aweeeesome! I admit I sang along. This "show" opens your eyes and make you realize what you actually need, and you don't need to live in the shadows, you can be yourself. I don't want to spoil it but just watch it! you won't regret it!
Really love this film, but more so the soundtrack! Absolutely outstanding!
Everyone comparing to La La Land and all I could see was Sing! But the songs here were the best in a musical.
I've never seen anything quite remarkable as this one. I've loved every single moment on this film. Beautiful.
This was, to be honest, the best musical I've seen since I was a kid and I was watching High School Musical. Just amazing and too complicate to review more than this. I love it.
This movie is Perfect! I love it. The best Good Friday of my life!
I originally rated this as "Fair (6)" but as I've watched it more since buying it on digital (my kids have it on OVER AND OVER), this movie has REALLY grown on me as I've discovered its layers on repeated viewings.
It's a GREAT family movie with catchy, enjoyable songs, a good message, terrific pacing, beautiful people, emotion, drama, humor, great cinematography and some incredible voices! Loved all the casting choices. Rebecca Ferguson has never been more beautiful and (even though she didn't ACTUALLY sing her song), she acted the h*** out of that on-stage performance.
Sure, it's not historically accurate--but it's not made as a biography. It's a legend, if anything. So once you can enjoy it the way a child would enjoy it, it's almost magical.
As P.T. Barnum himself said to the joyless critic in the movie, "The smiles on the peoples' faces as they leave are real."
Such good film and very inspiring. Minus point because you can already expect what will happen in the story.
The late, great comedian Patrice O'Neil used to say that he wished that he knew how to watch a film before he started watching the film. I think about this now and then when I watch a movie. In my head I am an armchair director and I want to take in the whole film. At times it really robs me of the enjoyment that I otherwise might have had.
I think that this film is a great example of me over-thinking. I probably spent half the film trying to figure out where they were going and if all of the events were true and.... stuff. And then I finally realized that the film wasn't so much about Barnum the man as it was about how so many of us struggle to escape our lot in life. It felt very much like a mix between Les Miserables and Rent. It might not be the best film ever made but by the end I was smiling and I felt like the whole experience was worthwhile.
Everyone, stop what you're doing and watch this marvelous movie. It has a great story, acting and songs.
This was hands down my favourite film ever. I loved every single second of it, the sheer joy of watching it was next to nothing else. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams the songs, the costumes, the dances, the sets. Absolutely incredible.
I love musicals in general, and this was definitely one of the bests I've ever seen. Absolutely fascinating movie with incredible songs, a powerful story and great acting. It's meant for the big screen. This movie is magic.
I usually go for other types of movies but this was AMAZING! I've seen Les Miserables where Hugh Jackman was, again, mind blowing. Keala Settle, her voice, WOW <3
this movie has one of the best soundtracks i've ever heard
found it to be utterly dull, the songs all had the same 80's base track, there was no drama, It feels like there's 50 minutes worth of character development sat on the cutting room harddrive waiting to be added back in for an extended edition. when something did happen, a big happy tune was sung and we very nicely merged to a new scene , it's almost like "click" the musical, if PT just sang during the bits he didn't like. he'd skip to a good bit. *I couldn't care enough to hold my need to go for a pee near the end.
Honestly, I felt that the story line is meh but the songs are what took me by surprise. It's really rare to to have more than one great hit in a musical and almost all the songs in this show is amazing! I'm also very impressed with Hugh Jackman's singing. Finally, the shed his operatic voice and did these songs justice by singing more contemporarily. Great job!
THE MORE I THINK ABOUT THIS THE BETTER IT GETS! (ALSO THE MUSIC IS SO GOOD GAH)
As someone who loathes musicals, I kept wanting to hate this film but was only partially successful. Some of the musical numbers were even not terrible.
Best musical that I've seen since "Moulin Rouge"!
I expected more from this film. In my opinion the dialogue it's too simple and not very original. It is true there are two good songs, like "This is me", but the rest of them are not really memorable (Not like the songs from Lalaland that you could not avoid singing once you have whatched the film). In conclusion, It's an entertaining film to go watch with your familiy or friends but not The Musical of the year I was expecting to watch.
i don't usually watch musicals but this one was amazing i definitely will watch this movie again.
I´m not gay enough to enjoy so many musical numbers in such a short time
A fantastic musical that should have been a theatrical production, before being made into a movie. This movie gives us outstanding performances by Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Keala Settle and Zendaya, however, the stiffness of the camera and the blatant use of CGI in some of the scenes hurts the movie a bit. Regarding the Music and the score, this is ceartain to have some serious nominations (and maybe wins) in the most important awards ceremonies, the musical numbers are amazing, even though, in my opinion, the option to dub Rebecca Ferguson's performance of Never Enough ended up hurting an otherwise perfect song!8/10
I've never been a musical fan until La La Land. So I thought maybe I should give all new musicals a shot but I think I've been spoiled by just how great La La Land is. This is a decent film. Some of the songs were great and some were just ok. Hugh Jackman was good. Worth a watch if you want to see some singing and dancing.