Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Feb 8, 2013
    20
    Xanadu is truly a stupendously bad film whose only salvage is the music.
  2. 12
    An actual film of unrelenting silliness. Far from being a "miracle of rare device" (yes, the movie even quotes Coleridge), this is a disaster of common occurrence - a poorly directed, ineptly edited, badly photographed bundle of celluloid. [14 Aug 1980]
  3. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Feb 8, 2013
    10
    Michael Beck (of "The Warriors") shows no discernible talent for musical romanticism Olivia ("Totally Hot") Newton-John sings prettily but is totally tepid, and the ever graceful Gene Kelly deserves a medal for keeping a straight face. Robert Greenwald, the director, should look into another line of work. Perhaps opening a disco? [18 Aug 1980, p.85]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 8, 2013
    6
    GREAT soundtrack. So yes, it's a cheesy movie which was probably taken far too seriously 30+ years ago, but I'm giving it a break. It's charming. And the description on my VHS jacket is brilliant. Full Review »