Sam Meltzer’s review published on Letterboxd:
Does anyone ACTUALLY hate this movie? I’m convinced they don’t.
Singin’ in the Rain is the most joyful movie ever made. If you’re in a bad mood, watch this, if you’re in a good mood, watch this. Every component feels so entertaining and free but somehow necessary and smart. It goes into depth on the ups and downs of moviemaking and it showcases the true issues of the transition from silent films to talkies. This movie checks all the boxes that aren’t on the list. What I mean is that it does so many original things that all feel necessary. It does all this while managing to incorporate songs and musical numbers. It does all this while managing to incorporate a beautiful use of technicolor. It does this while managing to incorporate the most energetic and happiest tone. Not just any musical numbers or any use of color, but perhaps some of the best in any musical ever. The amount that this movie is able to accomplish is immense, but it’s still the most fun you’re gonna have in a musical and it’s only 100 minutes. If that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is.