The Fantasticks


Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    Fans starving for some song and dance celluloid may be satiated, but this movie version really shows the material's age.
  2. The deliberate simplicity that works so well at the Sullivan Street Theater seems flat, anachronistic and almost spooky on the big screen.
  3. While the cast and songs are top notch, the predictability of the madness makes it pretty clear that this musical shouldn't have left the stage
  4. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    It seems like another misstep - the story just doesn't hold up to Ritchie's treatment.
  5. 50
    A sweet, if slender, surprise.
  6. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    A brave but ultimately futile attempt at adapting a piece that is so quintessentially theatrical that it defies translation to another medium.
  7. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Although dated, it's not a bad musical.
  8. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Shot five years ago by director Michael Ritchie. No release until now. Uh-oh. Disaster? Pretty much.

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