Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain ★★★★★

The jewel in the crown that is the American movie musical, "Singin' in the Rain" is an ebullient, colorful, and altogether excellent film. From its swooping, gliding cameras, to its blissfully athletic choreography; from its use of the entire frame, to its quick pacing; from its near-perfect cast, to its memorable and iconic musical numbers, "Singin' in the Rain" leaves almost nothing about which to complain or quibble. It is a wonderful piece of popular art that only improves with age.

Moreover, not only is "Singin' in the Rain" one of the greatest musicals of all-time, it is also one of the greatest comedies. Possessing a script that features whip-smart dialogue and musical numbers designed to sell laughs, the film is a grin-inducing delight. This is, truly, one of cinema's greatest creations.

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