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: PG, for a disturbing image and a crude gesture100 minsFrance
ComedyDramaRomance
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

USA Today

USA Today

press

The Artist has an utterly beguiling purity.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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I can't wait to see it again.

5.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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IndieWire

IndieWire

press

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

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Independent

Independent

press

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

5.0
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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Simply irresistible.

5.0
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E! Online

E! Online

press

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

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

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What an interesting and delightful way to make a movie.A black and white film made in the old style,without speech,only music added. It is a simple story,set in Hollywood from 1929.It slowly draws you into the characters until you become connected.Superb camera work and style makes it easy to watch.The expresive faces of all the actors were a joy to...

4.0
0

I wanted to dislike this, I really did. 100mins of black and white, non-talky pretension? But I couldn't do it. Jean Dujardin is unbelievably charismatic, the dog is cute and the silent story more than keeps your attention. A novelty, sure, but an enjoyable one.

0

This movie is a joy. Something different, but very accessible - a true crowd pleaser featuring some previously unseen, amazing talent. Worthy of all the accolades.

5.0
0

Extract from theaterofthecommonman.com Taking us back to 1927, The Artist picks up with silent screen legend George Valentin (Jean Dujardin). Seemingly at the height of his career, George is hot property. Whilst posing for pictures at the premier of his latest picture A Russian Affair the married Valentin meets a beautiful young fan named Peppy Miller...

5.0
0

'The Artist' is such a joy to watch. It's lovely to have a film made incredibly well that harks back to the old days of "feel-good" movies. For once, we have an Academy Award winning film in which there is no blood & guts, no superhero, no pointless violence, no horror. What you do get is a film that is a wonderful homage to the age of the...

5.0
0

Like Scorsese's HUGO, if you're a fan of cinema, this delivers in spades. A beautiful homage to silent cinema and the coming of sound. Despite being a "silent" movie, the soundtrack is stunning. It works as an old fashioned romance and a from rags to riches (and riches to rags) story too. If you loved A STAR IS BORN (in any of its many...

5.0
0
USA Today

USA Today

press

The Artist has an utterly beguiling purity.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I can't wait to see it again.

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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?

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

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

0
Independent

Independent

press

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

5.0
0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Simply irresistible.

5.0
0
E! Online

E! Online

press

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

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

What an interesting and delightful way to make a movie.A black and white film made in the old style,without speech,only music added. It is a simple story,set in Hollywood from 1929.It slowly draws you into the characters until you become connected.Superb camera work and style makes it easy to watch.The expresive faces of all the actors were a joy to...

4.0
0

I wanted to dislike this, I really did. 100mins of black and white, non-talky pretension? But I couldn't do it. Jean Dujardin is unbelievably charismatic, the dog is cute and the silent story more than keeps your attention. A novelty, sure, but an enjoyable one.

0

This movie is a joy. Something different, but very accessible - a true crowd pleaser featuring some previously unseen, amazing talent. Worthy of all the accolades.

5.0
0

Extract from theaterofthecommonman.com Taking us back to 1927, The Artist picks up with silent screen legend George Valentin (Jean Dujardin). Seemingly at the height of his career, George is hot property. Whilst posing for pictures at the premier of his latest picture A Russian Affair the married Valentin meets a beautiful young fan named Peppy Miller...

5.0
0

'The Artist' is such a joy to watch. It's lovely to have a film made incredibly well that harks back to the old days of "feel-good" movies. For once, we have an Academy Award winning film in which there is no blood & guts, no superhero, no pointless violence, no horror. What you do get is a film that is a wonderful homage to the age of...

5.0
0

Like Scorsese's HUGO, if you're a fan of cinema, this delivers in spades. A beautiful homage to silent cinema and the coming of sound. Despite being a "silent" movie, the soundtrack is stunning. It works as an old fashioned romance and a from rags to riches (and riches to rags) story too. If you loved A STAR IS BORN (in any of its many...

5.0
0