Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: August 7, 1953 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
93
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 17 Critic Reviews
Positive:
17
Mixed:
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Negative:
0
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With songs Triplets, Dancing in the Dark and Shine on Your Shoes, it's my fave musical. [18 Mar 2005, p.6E]
90
Time OutStaff (Not Credited)
90
The Comden-Green script isn't as consistently fresh as the one they did for Singin' in the Rain, but there have been few screen musicals as good as this one, starring those two great song-and-dance men Fred Astaire and Jack Buchanan.
90
Arguably one of the two or three best musical films ever made, and, along with Singin' in the Rain, the wittiest and most sophisticated of the '50s Technicolor musicals. [25 June 1987, p.B7]
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)Warren Clements
Great describes The Band Wagon, which followed Singin' in the Rain by a year and has similar fun satirizing the excesses of show business. [18 Mar 2005, p.R33]