• Released
  • November 25, 2011
  • (*Special re-release on 05/11/12)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Art House/Foreign
The Artist Synopsis
The use of sound in cinema affects two silent-film stars in different ways.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Drama, comedy, action and romance are intertwined in this gorgeously photographed and brilliantly directed film. Lead performances are...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By scottschneider07
I only heard about this movie because I worked as a video tech at an event where the trailer for the film was played. Other than that, I never saw any advertisement for it. The trailer intrigued me,...

The Artist

By cina-ma
Kudos to the writer/director for one of the most creative, lovely, movies in years!!! The engaging story and actors, even "in silence" made the time fly by. The movie is funny and charming,...


By edjhen
Beautifully acted and directed. Could have moved faster, but it was a pleasure to enjoy the technique and that it was so poignant despite the fact that there was no dialogue....

The Artist

By ehlittlefield
LOVED it. It has style, wit, excellence, beauty. What a triumph in an otherwise grim time for movies. It proves movies can be original and vital. V. exciting for everyone....

The Artist best so far

By chixpeas
I almost skipped seeing The Artist thinking it would be too 'arty' or I would tire of the lack of dialogue or black and white format. However, none of my assumptions played out. I'm glad we saw The...

A Magical Step Back in Time

By cbalaban
This film has the look and feel of the silent era, with a wonderful score. I was not expecting that it would be largely a silent movie, and I think the concept and execution were incredibly creative....

There are no words to describe this

By HoodCritic1
Other than "timeless," "powerful," "graceful" and that is only the words that are coming off the top of my head. Michel Hazanavicius made a movie about how powerful and underrated the silent film and...

Art Intimates Life

By grimesgolden1
the Artist like Hugo is a praiseworthy movie and a lamentation on the end of movies. While it stands as a story of the early days of talking pictures, it also seems to be saying we are heading...

The Artist

By seemovierun
A lot more style than substance, but worth seeing. The silent movie trick wears thin after a while, but here is some stunning cinematography. The dog steals the show....

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By Selah4Jah
This is one of the most original and brilliant films I have seen in a very long time. I was worried at first that I wouldn't be able to sit and focus for an hour and forty minutes because it's a...

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Rated PG-13 | For A disturbing image and a crude gesture.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Loving tribute to silent films has a few tense moments.
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