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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

 
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At Theaters: 12/20/2017 On Video: 4/10/2018
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601113
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America's original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle.
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Drama Musical - This musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum is aimed at audiences of all ages though there is some alcohol drinking, mild violence, and some mature themes. However, most families with kids past the toddler age will find this to be fairly harmless viewing. Fans of Hugh Jackman will definitely savor this song and dance showcase for him, while the other notable cast members such as Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Michelle Williams have their musical moments to shine in supporting roles.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Hugh Jackman LOGAN, EDDIE THE EAGLE, PAN, CHAPPIE
Zac Efron BAYWATCH, MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES
Michelle Williams ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Rebecca Ferguson THE SNOWMAN, LIFE, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Zendaya TV's - K.C. UNDERCOVER
Director: Michael Gracey Directing Debut
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About The Production
About The Production (Continued)
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Brief fighting.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: A fire.
COMEDY: Some comic lines, physical humor, kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good The Greatest Showman lacks the chops to compete against La La Land on a story level but it's every bit as engaging (and perhaps even moreso) than the live-action re-imagining of Beauty & the Beast. It's a family film whose infectious, crowd-pleasing song-and-dance numbers justify a 105-minute running length when the pedestrian story can't.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good ..an unabashed piece of pure entertainment, punctuated by 11 memorable songs.. The film is made for the whole family to enjoy, and so it leaves out many of the darker elements... "The Greatest Showman" positions itself as a story celebrating diversity, and the importance of embracing all kinds.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average ...a disappointing circus of thinly developed characters, overly earnest melodrama and song-and-dance sequences that are more like unrelated music videos sewn together for a threadbare narrative. Hugh Jackman's the ringmaster of this disjointed affair, though it's not entirely his fault Barnum's the least interesting part of his own movie.

NY Post Full Review
Below Average Among the film's few joys is Efron, who enjoys a scandalous romance with trapeze artist Anne (Zendaya). A pity that this movie turns P.T. Barnum into Father Teresa.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 53 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
15
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
4
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
22
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 53 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS from all ages, both males and females! Females enjoyed it the most, which is understandable since it's a musical, but most males also enjoyed it very much with many loving it.

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