Film Reviews, Short Review

The Artist (2011)

3/4

Arguably, The Artist relies a little too much on its silent-film gimmick at times, at the expense of engaging with its characters and the emotional impact of its story. Yet simultaneously it is directed with such a generously light touch by Michel Hazanavicius, and such a love for the movies that it pays homage to, it is difficult to not be swept along by its charm. Add that to the grace and charisma of its two stars, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, both of whom could have easily been stars in those long-forgotten days, and The Artist remains a smooth, entertaining and enjoyable film, even if it is occasionally a little lightweight.

 

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