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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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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."
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
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  1. A masterful film about the magic of performance and the foibles of the artists behind it.
  2. 100
    It is one of the year's best films.
  3. Reviewed by: Janet Maslin
    90
    One of those films that create a mix of erudition, pageantry and delectable acting opportunities, much as "Shakespeare in Love."
  4. 90
    Not only Mike Leigh's strongest film since "Naked" but a true show-making epic.
  5. A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
  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
  1. CherylC.
    Jan 21, 2006
    10
    What an extraordinary evocation of an era, the theater and the creative process generally. A thoroughly enjoyable, wonderfully well done production!

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