Matt The Snapper’s review published on Letterboxd:
I basically feel the same way with this that I did with Chicago (2002). Did it deserve Best Picture? Nope. However, there is so much passion and care into the project that I can’t help but admire it. The film is just a love letter to the silent era of film and it cleverly adds the element of the transition to pictures with sound. All acting is based on facial features and body movement so this film excels in that department. It can feel it bit overly dramatic, but that’s just an homage to the time period the film is set in. 2011 truly was a year of directors revisiting nostalgic time periods wasn’t it?