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6,472 Ratings

Moulin Rouge!

Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Australia, United States, 2001
Musical, Romance, Drama


At a legendary Parisian nightclub at the end of the 19th Century, a British poet dives headfirst into a passionate love affair with the club’s biggest star, a beautiful, tragic courtesan named Satine.

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Moulin Rouge! Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | 2 wins including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

2002 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

Critics reviews

Luhrmann drops in some Bollywood numbers for good measure (because why not?) and captures all the manic action in a whirlwind of canted angles, speed ramping effects, and rapid-fire edits. The result is inspired chaos, an unapologetic sensory assault capable of overwhelming even today’s YouTube-savvy audience.
April 29, 2015
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There’s no doubt that, then and now, Moulin Rouge was a force to be reckoned with—even its loyal detractors must admit that it’s really something (I recall getting word of one highly respected film professor calling it a “tremendous piece of shit”). But there’s serious strain in its attempt to subsume and regurgitate a century’s worth of high- and low-brow… Such mega-movies feel rather mini in retrospect, and the grandness of Moulin Rouge feels positively Lilliputian now.
July 23, 2012
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