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      That's Entertainment!

      G Released May 23, 1974 2h 12m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 86% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings The last major film to be shot at MGM's world famous Hollywood backlot, "That's Entertainment!" is a star-studded traipse down memory lane. The film boasts more than 100 classic segments compiled from dozens of MGM's most popular song-and-dance numbers and features newly recorded footage hosted by a variety of familiar faces, including MGM favorites Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and Liza Minnelli. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Rent Now

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      James Berardinelli ReelViews It offers a no-muss, no-fuss opportunity to breeze through about 30 years of history in a little over 2 hours. And for those interested in the casual, behind-the-scenes perspective of the narration segments, there’s that as well. Rated: 3/4 Apr 26, 2024 Full Review Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch Rated: 5/5 Jul 7, 2005 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The movie's fun from beginning to end. It's not camp, and it's not nostalgia: It's a celebration of a time and place in American movie history when everything came together to make a new art form. Rated: 4/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review 5th Freedom Staff 5th Freedom (Buffalo) Thanks to "That's Entertainment!" the legacy of MGM lives on for another generation. It captures totally the aura and spectrum of what the musical film was in its finest hour. May 3, 2023 Full Review Dick Lochte Los Angeles Free Press It actually lives up to the "It's more than a movie; it's a celebration" advertising tagline. Dec 13, 2019 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Rated: 3/5 Jul 23, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The premise of this semi-documentary is literally just the truism "they don't make ‘em like they used to"—and you know what, it's absolutely true. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review s r Another lost Flixster rating! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Proof positive that MGM were the only show in town when it came to great musicals, especially those produced by Arthur Freed. Here are two hours of unforgettable sequences, with sometimes poignant links by the likes of Astaire, Kelly, Sinatra etc from the MGM backlot. As time passes even these sections have become bitter-sweet. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review johnathon w Wonderful documentary celebrating the history of MGM musicals through it's classic numbers hosted by some of it's biggest stars. The narrators show the right mix of love & respect for Hollywood's Golden musical age, & even poke fun at themselves (Jimmy Stewart & Liz Taylor openly admit to their lack of musical talent, with the segments to prove it). The real star is the collection of brilliant musical pieces, from "The Wizard of Oz" to "Easter Holiday" to "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" & "Singing in the Rain", this is proof positive, as Frank Sinatra says, that no one made musicals better than MGM. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A fantastic collection of some of the finest musical sequences in the history of film. It really covers a lot of ground. Even those who have seen their share of MGM musicals will likely be introduced to something new. (First and only viewing - 12/9/2014) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Like a clip show, but with a fine set of in-vision narrators to tell the MGM musical story that allows you to see some of the stars personality despite it being heavily scripted and self-serving. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The last major film to be shot at MGM's world famous Hollywood backlot, "That's Entertainment!" is a star-studded traipse down memory lane. The film boasts more than 100 classic segments compiled from dozens of MGM's most popular song-and-dance numbers and features newly recorded footage hosted by a variety of familiar faces, including MGM favorites Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and Liza Minnelli.
      Director
      Jack Haley Jr.
      Producer
      Jack Haley Jr.
      Screenwriter
      Jack Haley Jr.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 23, 1974, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2009
      Runtime
      2h 12m
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