RKO Radio Pictures | Release Date: August 28, 1936 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 16 Critic Reviews
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When Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers go into their dance, everything else fades into insignificance. The pair made 10 films together, and, with sequences like Pick Yourself Up and Never Gonna Dance, this is the consensus pick for their best. [03 Apr 2020, p.E1]
100
Swing Time, a Depression-era Manhattan ballad -- and best of the bunch by a hair over Top Hat -- has Fred as a threadbare gambler named Lucky, Ginger as a saucy dance teacher named Penny and a heart-stopping Kern-Dorothy Fields score that includes The Way You Look Tonight, A Fine Romance, Pick Yourself Up and their masterpiece farewell duet number, Never Gonna Dance. [23 Aug 2005, p.C3]
90
Arguably the best movie of the Astaire-Rogers series, Swing Time is the most consistently entertaining, most imaginatively plotted of their films. [25 Jun 1987, p.B7]
90
The Observer (UK)Philip French
Marvellous Astaire-Rogers musical with the usual high-gloss production. [06 Jan 2013, p.38]
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One of the better Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire outings. [14 Jun 2004, p.D01]