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      The Artist

      PG-13 Released Nov 23, 2011 1 hr. 40 min. Romance Comedy Drama List
      95% 329 Reviews Tomatometer 87% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what's more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.

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      Moira K Brilliant! Jean Dujardin has such a wonderful presence. He could tell an entire story just from his facial expressions (as is the case on many occasions throughout The Arstist.) A film I'll be happy to see again, and again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Jeff M Spectacular! For some reason, I kept putting off watching this Best Picture Oscar winner, and I'm so glad I finally caught up with it. This movie will most likely make me re-evaluate my best of the 2010s decade list. At its core, this is basically the STAR IS BORN theme where one career is on the rise while the other is hitting the skids. But like Bradley Cooper would do a few years later, director and screenwriter Hazavanicius miraculously breathes new life into an age old concept. The silence here becomes more than just a gimmick and somehow elevates the emotion and the the humor of the film. Dujardin gives the ultimate movie star performance, oozing charisma with his contagious smile and dashing looks. Bejo is utterly beguiling, and Uggie as Jack the dog gives the best animal performance I've ever seen and deserved to be the first canine nominated for an Oscar. This is that rare motion picture that is an unabashed audience pleaser that still manages to achieve artistic greatness. I can't recommend this more highly! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Eye C A very well done homage to the silent cinema, both actors are great together, but the dog takes away the movie… sorry. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/24 Full Review Jacob B A film that does an excellent job paying homage to a bygone era of cinema, The Artist is funny, dramatic and insanely well-acted given the large amounts of pantomiming involved whilst also telling a compelling story about the disadvantages of the rise of talkies: silent film actors struggling to find work. If you showed a clip of this movie to somebody and they had no idea whom any of the actors were, I think they'd believe you if you told them this was an old film from the Roaring '20s. It helps that if you do research on what silent films were like back in the day, you'll notice that the crew has shown their work. Great job with the attention to detail, guys. Given the choice between this film and Birdman as my preferred Academy Award Winner for Best Picture that focus on a past-his-prime actor, I think I'd take the latter in a heartbeat but this movie was pretty damn good in its own right. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review Chris r Overall I loved this movie, my real only complaint is that they stole Hernard bermanns piece from Vertigo. Hense why everyone is so head over heels for this film. They had to use that music sinply to gather higher critic reviews and public since they know people adore Bernard Herrman's work. I feel if that wasn't in the film it wouldn't have done as well. But regardless a well made film but not original. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/06/23 Full Review Cem Y Such a beautiful and cinematic portrayal of a very important historical period of cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tara Brady Irish Times The fiction, ultimately, is the thing. The Artist, in the best possible sense, is more of a movie than a film. It's played for laughs and tears; it switches from action to tenderness; it's got a really funny dog. Feb 20, 2019 Full Review Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online The Artist is simply a pleasure to watch, if only for just two hours in time. Rated: A- Sep 8, 2017 Full Review Christopher Kelly Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white, mostly silent comedy The Artist is a gorgeously made curiosity -- a film that functions as a testament to its own obsession with other movies. Feb 17, 2015 Full Review Danilo Castro Next Best Picture It isn’t easy to get modern audiences to engage with a film that looks like it was made a century prior. Yet, that’s precisely what director Michel Hazanavicius manages to do. Rated: 7/10 Aug 31, 2023 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily The Artist, as cute and charming as it was when it came out, falls into the severely niche category a decade later. Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review It’s the opposite of everything that sells at the box office today, and it’s a pure delight from start to finish. Rated: 4/4 Mar 1, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what's more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises.
      Director
      Michel Hazanavicius
      Executive Producer
      Daniel Delume, Antoine De Cazotte, Richard Middleton
      Screenwriter
      Michel Hazanavicius
      Distributor
      Weinstein Co.
      Production Co
      Jouror Productions, JD Prod, La Petite Reine, La Classe Américaine, uFilm, Studio 37, France 3 Cinéma
      Rating
      PG-13 (A Disturbing Image|A Crude Gesture)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 2011, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 4, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $44.7M
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