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The Artist

Released: 30/12/2011 General release

Michel Hazanavicius' hotly-tipped nostalgic love letter to Hollywood's bygone silent past arrives boldly presented within the technological constraints of the era it depicts; as a black and white silent film. The Artist follows veteran George and rising star Peppy as they face the impending technological advance of the ‘talkies'. Expect comedy, romance and, of course, melodrama. 

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Evening Standard“Beautifully filmed, brilliantly scored and always cleverly composed...” The dancing end is truly joyful and the film leaves you completely uplifted. It relies on its charm but that confidence is justified. If you want to be made actually happy by a movie this Christmas, this is the one...
 
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The Observer“Charming, funny, moving...” Michel Hazanavicius' new film is a fully achieved work, stylistically at least, and a great leap forward....
 
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Guardian“A miracle of entertainment...” What a wonderful picture this is: one of those films you yearn to watch again and again, while yet being fearful of spoiling the experience. It is one of the most eloquent movies imaginable...
 
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Radio Times“A remarkable re-creation of Hollywood's silent movie era...” Embracing the techniques and look of the times, and paying homage to numerous silent classics and Citizen Kane, this loving, warm pastiche is a sheer delight...
 
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Total Film “Well worth shouting about...” The toast of Cannes, The Artist could go all the way. Best Picture? Don’t bet against it...
 
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Little White Lies“Shamelessly romantic, hilariously funny and beautifully shot...” The Artist might seem to be going out of its way to put off modern audiences, but this is a film that everybody can quietly fall in love with...
 
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The Telegraph“Pictures are seldom as moving as this one...” This film wears its cineliteracy lighter than an ostrich feather, and an audience that knows nothing about the history of film will be just as bowled over by its beauty and wit as anyone else...
 
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The Independent“A thing of grace and joy...” A fabulously enjoyable entertainment that restores faith in cinema’s continuing ability to find new surges of energy – even if that does mean going back in time...
 
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Time Out“Lovingly corny, great fun, good-looking and respectful... ” The real pleasure of ‘The Artist’ is that Hazanavicius employ all the tricks and tics of silent cinema with canny care and not just coldly but with all the emotional and musical rhythm of the best of those films...
 
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