Isaac Calabrese’s review published on Letterboxd:
MTBMF AFI 100 Challenge 2018 #8
Stanley Donen is an amazing man and a gift to this world.
This movie was really something else. Not only did it work as a spectacular musical romantic comedy, but it also works really well as a self aware satire of Hollywood culture and the movies of the 20s it was emulating. For me, it was really the first time a movie did both those things without one infringing on the other and to be honest it was really quite good.
Unfortunately I feel like the film struggled a little on the story end, as well as with the cinematography and editing. However, it is definitely a classic that is deserving of that title and really a wonderful movie in so many respects.