The Artist

The Artist

The Artist

Critical darling and winner of Best Film, Actor and Director at the 2012 Academy Awards, this French romantic-comedy is set in 1927 Hollywood and an ode to the silent era. Strikingly, the film is silent (asides from a musical score) and shot in black and white.

George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a successful silent movie star when the arrival of sound and talking pictures derails his career. At the same time, Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a vibrant young actress who got her start in the business thanks to Valentin, thrives in talkies and becomes a major star. Also stars John Goodman as a movie mogul and James Cromwell as Valentin’s driver.

Winner of 5 Oscars - Best Film, Actor, Director, Original Score and Costume Design - at the 2012 Academy Awards. Best Film, Actor, Director and Original Screenplay at the 2012 BAFTAs. Best Film (Comedy/Musical), Actor (Comedy/Musical) and Original Score at the Golden Globes 2012. Best Actor (Dujardin) at Cannes Film Festival 2011.
2011Rating: PG100 minsFrance
ComedyDramaRomance

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USA Today

USA Today

The Artist has an utterly beguiling purity.

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Total Film

Total Film

This elegantly crafted salute to yesteryear is well worth shouting about. And we haven’t even mentioned Jack the dog. 

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Manages to embrace contradictions and then resolve them with supreme comic grace.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The Artist encapsulates everything we go to movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world. How can Oscar resist?

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I've seen The Artist three times, and each time it was applauded.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Strikes an exact balance between the traditions of the past and the demands of the present.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

An utterly charming film that earns its audience's support the old-fashioned way.

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Independent

Independent

Both a surefire crowdpleaser and a magnificent piece of film-making.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Days after I saw The Artist, I was still thinking (and grinning) about it.

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E! Online

E! Online

Not especially deep or profound—just (very) good old-fashioned fun.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's a beautifully shot, beautifully acted piece of fluff.

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