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Swing Time


That dancin' duo - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - sweep the floor again in this Oscar-winning romantic musical comedy about a dancer who tries to make it big in order to prove himself worthy of his fiancée.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Tip-top Fred and Ginger delight, which is another way of saying one of the best musicals ever.

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: a platform for some amazing set pieces and big musical numbers

- Christopher Null,, Monday, May 14, 2007

Fresh: This film has a director with a point of view, the talented George Stevens, who recognizes and amplifies the emotion in the Astaire/Rogers pairing.

- Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine, Friday, August 5, 2005

Audience Reviews

5 stars

It's rare that I laugh out loud with no one around. This film made me do just that. They sure don't make movies like this anymore and it's a shame because I believe it's still possible. I'll do a formal review later. Let's just say this is one to watch.

- FireStormStudios, Monday, December 3, 2012

5 stars

What's not to like? Fred Astaire dancing. Ginger Rogers doing the same thing except "backwards and in heels" as some wag said. The evil band leader who wants to marry Ginger, but don't you think that he will be unfaithful at the first opportunity? I do. The plot's incredibly thin and forced, but that's okay, it frees you up to look at and think about...the dancing!

- bathshebamonk, Tuesday, June 12, 2012

3 stars

Not bad, but not good. This movie is just another romantic comedy, with song and dance because it has Fred and Ginger, of course. It's somewhat funny, and enjoyable.

- ajv2688, Sunday, September 19, 2010