2012 Oscar Nominee
The Artist - PG13 - Review
This film is currently up for 10 Oscars including best picture. So far out of all the films I viewed on the list for best picture this year. I’m not sure if this movie belongs. It does it some categories. Cinematography and Music written for this movie it belongs in those categories not necessarily in the best motion picture category. Not for those not familiar this is a modern day silent movie and I have a feeling that for that reason alone that this movie got a lot of the recognition it did.
Now having said that I did somewhat like this movie to a point. The only problem is it took me until after the one hour point of this movie to actually start liking the movie and by that time the movie was over. The cinematography, music score, and the fashion design in this movie was excellent and whoever put those together does deserve the nomination for the film. This movie although I don’t think I would do it anytime soon I would sit down and watch it again. Maybe.
Although I said I did eventually enjoy this movie the problem was that it took me over an hour to get to a point where I started to enjoy the movie. The other issue I have and this could be just me but I do other things while I watch movies for reviews I listen more than anything I do watch them but not as closely as I listen. The problem with this movie is I can’t do that with this movie I have to be glued to movie whether I want to or not. So its a movie that needs your undivided attention and in this world I just don’t know how many people could even if it was in a theater.
If you like silent movies well then give this movie a shot. Although be warned your going to need about an hour and 40 minutes of uninterrupted time. It is a movie that you can watch in pieces but why would you. So not one for all people and still not seeing the best picture nomination for this film.
6.5 out of 10 Vogies