Steve Pennock’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have seen bits of this film many times. But never the whole thing. I was always told this was a classic, something that leads the genre and holds up decades later.
They were right.
I put this on for a rainy Sunday watch because its been staring at my from my watchlist for years.
The songs are recognisable, the dancing is great, the acting is fun and the screenplay is genuinely so much funnier that I thought it would be. It is a satire of Hollywood itself - its vanity, its greed and its inability to change with the times.
It finds finds humour in the change from silent films to talkies while being held up as a quintessential example of the best of Hollywood.
Also Cosmo steals the show.
You all already know it's great, or if you haven't seen it you know you really should (if you enjoy musicals).