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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A landmark musical movie -- controversial, mercurial, even cheeky. It's the kind of film that wildly divides audiences and critics --...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An audacious, snappy visual and emotional feast of dishes both familiar and fresh. It's the first really good movie of 2001.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is all color and music, sound and motion, kinetic energy, broad strokes, operatic excess.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A movie so cheeky, aggressive and bursting with vitality that it can't help being annoying and exhilarating at the same time.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
You get faux feelings -- but faux of the highest, giddiest order.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The grand becomes grandiose and the lyrical turns bombastic.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A movie you can't readily get out of your head.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The result is a musical that substitutes irony for pop passion, misanthropic disjointedness for lyrical flow.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film musical is at the moment an even more devitalized art form than the Broadway musical. But Moulin Rouge doesn't revive it. It only...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
May be a spectacularly awful movie, but it's also spectacularly drenched in color, décor and other visual oh-la-la.
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Till My Dying Day

By dlwilie
This will always be one of my favorite films of all time. If, for nothing else, it's imagray of how beautiful love can be and how painfull lose is. In my opinion, Ewans best film. You are...

Makes you want to jump up and dance and sing.

By TheLovelyDreams
The songs are incredibly addictive, I couldn't help but buy the album. The story is somewhat like Romeo and Juliet but has a little modern touch. The cast was brilliantly chosen and the movie is fun...

oh me, oh my

By Mack_TonyaMovieBuddies
this is a beautiful movie! you must see it!!...


By deano.marino
This is one movie everyone needs to see! It's bold, beautiful, and daring. Not many movies take risks nowadays, but this one holds no boundaries. My favorite movie of all time....

Moulin Rouge

By jwelch5742
It was great film. This had great art direction and costume design....

beginning of musical movies coming back....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...and beautiful lust story. i believe subject matter should have received R rating,but apart from my pickiness about movies in the area of sensuality, it was a brilliant screenplay,music was...

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The soundtrack saved this movie for me...

By dannyxmcflyxlove
I absolutely love the songs in this movie and the score is incredible. Both Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman have beautiful strong voices, and the music made the movie. That being said, I found that...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content
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