The Greatest ShowmanInspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.Keywords:
Actors of "The Greatest Showman"
Directors of "The Greatest Showman"
Creators of "The Greatest Showman"
Jenny BicksBirthdate: 30 July 1963, USA
Bill CondonBirthdate: 22 October 1955, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Greatest Showman"
New YorkerDecember 26, 2017
The director, Michael Gracey, delivers quick doses of excitement in splashy scenes but has little feel for the choreographic action, offers scant historical substance, and displays slender dramatic insight.
Salon.comDecember 22, 2017
This isn't the story of Barnum's life, but a formulaic rags-to-riches story grafted onto the broad outlines of Barnum's career as a circus entrepreneur.
San Diego ReaderDecember 22, 2017
Historians now agree that Barnum wasn't the one who said "There's a sucker born every minute," but it's hard to escape the feeling that you're being sold a poptimist bill of goods here.
Globe and MailDecember 22, 2017
The closest it gets to a hummable toe-tapper is Come Alive, which, at the risk of damning with faint praise, sounds like a Miami Sound Machine D-side.
Village VoiceDecember 21, 2017
The Greatest Showman is a perfunctory effort in story, music, dance, and direction that proffers empty messages about uniqueness, reaching not for the stars but for bland homogeneity.
Time OutDecember 21, 2017
An old-fashioned musical with a none-more-zeitgeisty songsheet, it may not be a flawless piece of storytelling, but it's a pretty decent show.
SF WeeklyDecember 28, 2017
The Greatest Showman is an entertaining trifle.
Creative LoafingDecember 28, 2017
Hugh Jackman is asked to merely coast in a splashy but shallow picture that might as well have been called American Idle.
BBC.comDecember 28, 2017
... [Hugh Jackman's] feel-good new film, The Greatest Showman, is where he truly gets to unleash his inner trouper, and he barely stops singing, dancing and flicking around a top hat from beginning to end.
ScreenRantDecember 28, 2017
The Greatest Showman is a disjointed, glossy, sugar-coated mess that just skates by on Jackman's natural charm and charisma.
The New Paper (Singapore)December 28, 2017
Stare all you want at this motley crew of misfits because they give us sentiment and entertainment in return.
The Times of IndiaDecember 28, 2017
What stands the film apart is its relevance to today's times. It touches upon social issues like class discrimination or aversion towards human abnormalities that continue to plague our society even today.
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