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.
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.
I just loved this movie. Everything in it was beautiful.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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]