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90

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  • Summary: When their latest play fails and they threaten to disband, Gilbert and Sullivan are inspired to create their masterpiece, "The Mikado."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    It is one of the year's best films.
  2. A tribute to anyone who ever picked up a score, a pen, a paintbrush or a grease pencil - or a movie camera.
  3. A 160 minute work of sustained brilliance and delicacy.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    Filled with delicious backstage drama, and superb actors reveling in the opportunity to play their 19th-century counterparts.
  5. 88
    A joyous, amazingly detailed paean to imagination and personal expression that dares -- and succeeds -- to illustrate one of the most mysterious enigmas of all: the creative process.
  6. Reviewed by: Don Kaye
    50
    But there's so much more of the very, very British Topsy-Turvy that just seems so stuffy and inert.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7