• Released
  • November 25, 2011
  • (*Special re-release on 05/11/12)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Michael Hazanavicius's love letter to classic cinema isn't perfect but it's close enough to make just about anyone who sees it ridiculously happy - and that includes children and grown-ups who have never come across a silent film.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Strangely, wonderfully, The Artist feels as bold and innovative a moviegoing experience as James Cameron's bells-and-whistles Avatar did a couple of years ago. Retro becomes nuevo. Quaint becomes cool.
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100

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The delighted gasps in the theater will make you glad you took a chance on The Artist. Silent black-and-white movies are not coming back, but this one is such a rewarding labor of love by all of the artists involved that it just might make you wish they could.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Drama, comedy, action and romance are intertwined in this gorgeously photographed and brilliantly directed film. Lead performances are thoroughly engaging despite - or perhaps because of - being wordless.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In many ways - in all ways - The Artist is a profound achievement.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Days after I saw The Artist, I was still thinking (and grinning) about it, because the movie's real romance is the one between us, the jaded 21st-century audience, and the mechanical innocence of old movies, which here becomes new again.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Artist evinces unlimited love for the look and ethos of the 1920s as well for the style of the movies. The filmmakers clearly did their homework and took great pleasure in doing so, an enjoyment that is passed along in ample doses to any viewer game for their nifty little conceit.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Artist encapsulates everything we go to movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world. It just might leave you speechless. How can Oscar resist?
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
In this film, a single word is worth more than all the expensive effects imaginable.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Silence makes the film interesting by enticing us to concentrate in ways we're not used to, while artistry carries the day. The Artist may have started as a daring stunt, but it elevates itself to an endearing - and probably enduring - delight.
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89 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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