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Year
1936
Runtime
103 min.
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
8,524
Checks
4,028
Favs
309
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
7.7% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I'm going to go ahead and say the Astaire and Rogers classic, Swing Time, is overrated. Really, it's only real showstopper is the technically-difficult shadow dance in the Mr. Bojangles, but that's been severely compromised by being an extended blackface sequence that leads into the emotional turning point of the film where you're consistently distracted by thoughts of "when is he gonna wipe it OFF?!". Generally, the songs are better than the dancing in this one. "The Way You Look Tonight" has rightfully become a standard, and there's a lot of fun to be had with "A Fine Romance" and "Never Gonna Dance". However, after a perfectly amusing dance school number with the always well-matched Astaire and Rogers, the movie builds up tension as to whether they can dance in public (because of a jealous boyfriend as band leader) and then gives us... just about the same thing we just saw. As for a romcom plot, the (rom) characters are more fickle than usual, and a little of the (com) character played by Victor Moore goes a long way, but it's fine. I just can't get more exciting than that. 1 year 2 months ago
  2. Adrian B AWESOME's avatar

    Adrian B AWESOME

    The blackface, even as a tribute, is really hard to ignore and makes it harder to recommend to most modern audiences. 1 year 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #27 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  2. This movie ranks #30 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  3. This movie ranks #38 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #47 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #90 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #90 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  7. This movie ranks #101 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #115 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  9. This movie ranks #180 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  10. This movie ranks #312 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  11. This movie ranks #403 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  12. This movie ranks #854 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #1172 in The Criterion Collection
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