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      R Released Aug 25, 2010 1 hr. 30 min. Drama List
      33% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 57% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Louis Armstrong acquires his first cornet. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This is a film like no other. Not because of its plot or anything like that, but the experience its self. (At least when I watched it) it was in a theater (a real theater, not a movie theater), with the jazz ensemble and everything. I'm going to be honest here, the film its self is terrible, but the experience is like nothing you've ever done before. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member The preview alone gave me a headache.. ugh! Horrible!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nate Chinen New York Times With a pace and cinematic language openly inspired by Charlie Chaplin, it's as much a riff on silent movies as it is a coming-of-age tale with a whiff of political farce. Rated: 3/5 Sep 1, 2010 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter Faux silent-film melodrama is mostly a novelty, but the jazz score, performed live by Wynton Marsalis for select engagements, is a real treat. Aug 31, 2010 Full Review Ronnie Scheib Variety Though commendably attentive to Chaplin-esque pantomime on the part of lead villain Jackie Earle Haley, this cinematic anomaly falls flat as a stand-alone. Aug 25, 2010 Full Review Pamela Hutchinson Silent London The problem with Louis is that it gets distracted from what it does best, and a Chaplin pastiche is no substitute for the real thing. Mar 19, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Louis Armstrong acquires his first cornet.
      Dan Pritzker
      Executive Producer
      Angela Somerville, Leonard Loventhal
      Derick Martini, Steven Martini, Dan Pritzker, David Rothschild
      R (Nudity|Some Sexual Content)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 25, 2010, Original