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      Moulin Rouge

      Released Jul 29, 1953 2 hr. 3 min. Biography List
      73% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 90% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Visually exquisite biopic of Toulouse-Lautrec, the crippled painter whose work perfectly captured the spirit of bohemian Paris in the naughty 1890s. Portrayed as an embittered loner, he is tormented by his doomed relationships with prostitute Marie Charlet and sympathetic model Myriamme. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 17 Buy Now

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      Joel H Moulin Rouge! (with an exclamation point) is one of my favorite films. I actually didn't know that Moulin Rouge (without an exclamation point) existed until recently, but I was interested in learning more about the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, so I gave it a watch. It turns out that Toulouse-Lautrec had a pretty miserable life, and José Ferrer plays him in a way that makes that obvious to the audience. The film has a slow and tedious pace, and everyone seems generally unhappy. Perhaps Moulin Rogue would have resonated more with me if I had been more familiar with Toulouse-Lautrec's artwork. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Alec B The sequences set in the title location are great but they occupy a tiny portion of the movie's running time. The rest is a turgid romance and dull biopic material. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Cindy L If you love the art movement of the late 1800s. You'll love this biopic of Toulouse-Lautrec French painter. The director did the film in the color scheme of Lautrec's work. Jose Ferrer was 5'10" and played Lautrec. Lautrec was less than 5' tall. The director had legs made for Ferrer which he strapped on his knees. It's a superb film worth watching Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/08/22 Full Review william d I wanted to like this movie because I am interested in the subject. It's just not good enough to recommend though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review steve d This is not the Moulin Rouge you are looking for. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The film might suffer from a couple of exhausted biopic clichés (most notably in the flahback scenes), but it is still far above average of what the genre usually has to offer. The scenes that take place inside the Moulin Rouge are filmed and edited incredibly well and serve as a great contrast to Lautrec's somewhat gloomy private life. [This review is based on the French dubbed version of the film because I couldn't find the original English version anywhere.] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      THR Staff Hollywood Reporter Moulin Rouge stands out as a truly artistic production flawlessly directed by John Huston and presenting superb performances by Ferrer, Colette Marchand and Suzanne Flon, and Technicolor photography of a beauty rarely achieved on the screen. Dec 26, 2018 Full Review Nell Dodson Russell Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder The wonder of Moulin Rouge is in the color which shows the Bohemian life of Paris in the gaslit era with all of its gaudiness, lustiness. The cafe Moulin Rouge comes alive before your eyes with startling clarity. Dec 16, 2021 Full Review Manny Farber The Nation Huston has crowded such an attractive world around the subject of this biography -- such surging impressions of Parisian activities -- that you never get a good line on the artist himself. Nov 24, 2020 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures The film is so visually stimulating, it is impossible to look away. Rated: 5/5 Jan 7, 2014 Full Review Beth Accomando KPBS.org Rated: 2/5 Jan 17, 2008 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Atmospheric drama with superior performance by Ferrer in lead. Great period set design, costumes. Rated: 4/5 Apr 30, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Visually exquisite biopic of Toulouse-Lautrec, the crippled painter whose work perfectly captured the spirit of bohemian Paris in the naughty 1890s. Portrayed as an embittered loner, he is tormented by his doomed relationships with prostitute Marie Charlet and sympathetic model Myriamme.
      Director
      John Huston
      Screenwriter
      Anthony Veiller, John Huston
      Production Co
      Romulus Films Ltd.
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 29, 1953, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
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