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The Artist

The Artist

DVD - 2012
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evancom
Jan 02, 2021

Amazing movue production. Watch the movie, tyake a break, then see the dxd additional feature of the actors talking about the movie. You would not believe the characters and actors are the same people.

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victoriadouglas135
Apr 17, 2020

Has nostalgic appeal for old films.

🎬 One must have a heart of stone to find this movie boring.

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dylankemp
May 27, 2018

Interesting movie.
Bit slow for me, but very clever.

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MB85CAL
Dec 07, 2017

Beautiful, entertaining, and moving. Kudos to Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo!

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kaybea
Nov 27, 2017

Not entertaining at all. I lasted about 30 minutes and through "in the towel". Also, this Blue Ray DVD does not have a resume function; for this fact alone I would give it a one star.

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miaone
Oct 06, 2017

Boring, pointless film about nothing. Beats me why it won any awards.

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Olgalevin
Oct 04, 2017

Great homage to classic Hollywood.

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jezicuhh
Jun 15, 2017

A very unique movie. Not for everyone, but a beautiful story. This is not a silent completely film! There is a lot of music on the soundtrack and also a few strategic moments of onscreen noise that are delightfully surprising. The entire movie disregards of the laws of time, space and sound and reminds me of the spirit of early French cinema, rather than of old Hollywood where this is supposed to take place.

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janetw11
Mar 17, 2017

Absolutely charming film. It is easy to see why it won Best Picture. One of the main characters, George Valentin, was much like real life silent film star John Gilbert. Jean Dujardin absolutely deserved his Best Actor Oscar. Berenice Bejo was also wonderful and Uggie should have won a special Oscar. I've seen "The Artist" twice and am ready to watch it again. It is one of those rare, magical films that don't come along very often. Another magical film I fell in love with in 1992 and highly recommend is "Strictly Ballroom," directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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Green_Dog_247
Feb 09, 2017

The Artist is an outstanding movie. Great music and acting, as well as best picture, best director, and best actor.

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Nooksack20
Dec 02, 2016

Perhaps the most boring piece of art fluff I've seen in years. It really stinks.

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MissyJayne
Feb 16, 2016

This movie is breathtaking! I remember falling in love with it when I saw it in theatres and that was 5 years ago now. And this is the first time I have seen it since and I still like it just as much! It is poignant and visually beautiful. I love how it is different from anything you see today. The acting, especially by Jean Dujardin is terrific. It completely and effortlessly, even though you can tell a lot of work has gone into it, takes you back, seamlessly to another time. Overall, it is a very inspiring picture.

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gwenahn
Oct 16, 2015

Personally, I am disappointed in this film, not knowing it is composed of completely silent black and white film. I tried to be patient but couldn't be until the end of it. If this film is this way, I'd rather see any of Charlie Chaplin's original films.
Again, this film seems at best a kind of imitation of the original.
Don't waste your precious time; instead, check out a real Charlie Chaplin's film if you really admire and remember Charlie Chaplin.

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cdonaldsontx
Sep 23, 2015

I did not think I would like this movie. But it is exquisite if you get into it and get past your initial resistance to silent, black and white.
The format showcases the brilliance of the camera, lighting, and especially the acting. Not a converted fan to B&W, silent films, but this one deserved its success.

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LD406
Jun 21, 2015

An excellent film to watch! This is a silent movie but you totally forget it is 'silent' as the story is enthralling on its own.

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BoogerBot
May 06, 2015

Not a fan. Really well filmed & acted but it's just not my taste.

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Madreley
May 06, 2015

I started watching the movie and turned it off after about 30 minutes waiting for something interesting to occur.

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Watson_20
Feb 14, 2015

This movie is great. I loved it. I love the story and the way the movie is made. I wish movies like this is made more often!

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ncs1961
Dec 31, 2014

Not necessarily the best film of the most original story ever, but attractive, novel and quite watchable.

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

Although filmed entirely in English, "The Artist" has become one of the most celebrated French films in years. This meticulously crafted tribute to Hollywood’s silent era, complete with intertitles, a jazzy score, and rich B&W cinematography, definitely has the appearance of an old classic with a few modern tech twists thrown in; a “full sound” nightmare was especially clever. Furthermore, with his slicked hair and pencil moustache and her permed curls and flapper dresses, handsome leads Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo exude that golden era movie star quality. Add to that a strong supporting cast, some sly references to vintage films, and an eye-popping musical finale, and you have all the makings of a fun night in front of the big screen. But despite the loving attention to period detail and genre motifs (the signature styles of old school directors are aped throughout), this is not 1930 anymore. They really can’t make ‘em like they used to, nor should they, and all that fluffy romantic melodrama ultimately comes across as elaborate imitation, flattery notwithstanding. Besides, the Best Actor Oscar should have gone to the dog.

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ManMachine
Dec 11, 2014

Nope. Sorry, folks. I found The Artist's "silent movie" concept to be, for the most part, a major misfire and a real test of my patience.

OK. At first I could accept (sort of) this film's "no talking" policy because its story was set in the years of silent films (from 1927), but, once its story moved into the talking era, the effect of non-speaking actors and the continued use of dialogue cards quickly lost its initial novelty.

There was absolutely nothing new or fresh about what went on in The Artist's story. Like, haven't we all seen this same old scenario all before, ad nauseum?

Since The Artist relied solely on nobody audibly speaking to carry it through to its corny ending, that, from my perspective, just wasn't sufficient enough to keep the picture interesting and hold my undivided attention. I found it was a badly conceived idea for a feature-length picture.

Even though this b&w film was a depiction of the silent-era of film, it, in itself, did not have the proper feel of an authentic silent picture. It had clearly missed the mark.

I have seen plenty of silent films in my days, but The Artist just wasn't able to capture that essential feeling which naturally comes to one while viewing a genuine "silent". The look and feel of this film was definitely all wrong.

I really can't believe that The Artist actually won an Oscar for "Best Picture". This is one of those movies that (again) I suspect people are afraid to come right out and say that they don't really like it much. Because if you say that then you're considered to be so uncool (or something equally dumb like that).

Now, don't get me wrong here, I'm not saying that I hated The Artist (there were parts about it that appealed to me), but, it really wasn't deserving of all the praise and admiration that it garnered for itself.

Bunhead_212 Nov 14, 2014

ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL FILM. It is a joyous, emotional, incredible story, and will deeply stir your soul.

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grewzio
May 24, 2014

I was very disappointed by this movie. I cannot believe it won Best Picture. It just felt like a staged, outdated silent film from the 1920s. The only things I enjoyed were the dog, the set design, and the soundtrack. I also cannot believe the Jean Dujardin won for Best Actor - the whole movie feels kitsch-y and campy. I found it to be a waste of my time, frankly.

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Libraryman1_0
Mar 24, 2014

A charming film and why we love the cinema medium as much as we do. This was touted as the first silent film in over 75 years and was a triumphant return to what the movies started off with. Tells of silent film idol George Valentin and his fall from stardom after the arrival of Peppy Miller a chorus girl who makes it big in the Hollywood of the later silent era as the advent of takies come into being. I enjoyed and was quite enchanted with this movie. Showed that dialogue isnt always the main pre requisite to what a great film is about. If one invests in the story the film tells then that's where your entertainment value comes into effect.


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