I wouldn’t exactly call it historically accurate, but it really doesn’t matter. It has a get-go attitude and in that way is very inspiring. I don’t see it as meant to be critical – positively or negatively – it is just meant to be a fun film. And that it certainly is.
Everything about this film clicks from start to finish. The music, the choreography, the costumes and the performances are top-notch.
The numbers in “The Greatest Showman” have a dance-pop fire that keeps you hooked.
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
And extremely enjoyable film. The musical numbers are very moving, very stage like. Song and dance to the max. The film has charm and knows how to keep the action moving. There a plot holes, and things that you shake your head at – but in the end the film moves, is moving and is very entertaining.
USA 2017, 105 min, rated PG
Directed by Michael Gracie
Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson & Keala Settle