Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
There is literally nothing wrong with it. I don't have a single nit to pick, minor flaw to point out or little bit that annoyed me. It is pure magic from the first frame to the last.Mark Rabinowitz, CNN.com, 02.15.2013
It isn't arty or intellectual, though it is artful and ingenious, and it's the rare crowd-pleaser that never feels obvious or pandering.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 02.15.2013
For a movie that is so much about technique, it's surprising how affecting the story is.James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 12.27.2011
The whole thing is so damn clever and charming, it might just sneak off with Best Picture.David Thomson, The New Republic, 06.20.2013