The Artist (2011)

The Artist was released on DVD on June 26, 2012
The Artist cover


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 & Ratings:

7.9 User Reviews (19)


US DVD Release Date June 26, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 100 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date June 26, 2012
Actors Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, Penelope Ann Miller
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Studio The Weinstein Company
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture)
Gross $44,671,682
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama
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19 Visitor Reviews for The Artist

  1. Sigh says:

    I love the scenes on the stairs. Framed, like a picture.

  2. Jeffra Walters says:

    I have been curiously waiting for this film to be available. I have seen the clips during the Academy Awards and was enthralled. There are so many references to real silent film stars like Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, W.C. Fields, etc. Growing up, my parents introduced me to silent movies and filled me in on the back stories of the stars that they loved. In our present time where everything is fast, loud, and filled with special effects, this film illustrates the value in paying close attention to nuance in facial features and body language.

  3. jean callahan says:

    How can I purchase a copy of The Artist with French dialogue?

  4. Pamela says:

    Brilliant movie making. Period. And I am an avid film watcher.I was amazed at how great a silent film could be. Shocked actually.

  5. Ron Coley says:

    Completely brilliant. I almost became overwhelmed while watching it by the realization that I was seeing one of the greatest cinematic achievements ever.

  6. Paula says:

    Surely Charlie Chaplin is looking down, and smiling with approval. “The Artist” is truly a work of art!

  7. Meg says:

    Incredible film making: back to the basics. Brilliant and so PURE. The only movie I’ve gone to see 4 times, and would easily go a dozen more–trying to dig up some 2nd run theaters before it’s too late. Movie stars, to me, are like cardboard posters… not much to them. But Jean Dujardin… he’s in a class by himself. Now THAT is a MAN. Melt doorknobs indeed!! lol. I want MORE of him. George who? Brad who? And look who won Best Actor. Utterly refreshing.

  8. Charlotte Brindley says:

    One of the best movies I have ever seen in my entire life.

  9. Kevin Hearn says:

    Obvious choice for best picture. I’m a big oscars fan; saw every movie. To me by far the best put together production and amazingly original for the concept that has been done before, 70 years ago. Great acting, great directing, great movie. 10/10

  10. Debbi Pascua says:

    God Bless the Academy voters for getting it right this year!! Every facet of this production is carefully, lovingly executed from the art decoration to the costumes (Oscar winner), score (Oscar winner) and of course, the acting. Lovely Berenice Bejo (Oscar nominee)is a perfect heroine. The affection between Peppy and George makes me smile whenever they meet, and you feel badly for both when Peppy unwittingly hurts George when she tells the press “out with the old…that’s life!” not knowing he’s sitting right behind her. Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin deserves every award he racked up for his portrayl of George Valentin. It is a multi-layered, masculine, heart-wrenching performance that sends you soaring at the finale. Congratulations to Michel Hazanavicuis (Oscar winner) for his determination to create the movie he’s dreamt of for 15 years. Worth the wait!

  11. Maria Person says:

    I wonder if the movie creators knew what a brilliant film they had made. I am so happy the Academy got this right! I am an avid movie goer but rarely see a film multiple times. I have seen The Artist 6 times. It is like a drug! Just what the world needed- a reaffirmation of the good in people. Peppy oozes goodness. George oozes.. well.. everything.I have written some music so i can appreciate the brilliance of the score. Each time I notice a new nuance, like repeating the strain from peppy’s waltz ( where they fall in love) in the Tap Dance finale while they waltz briefly. Brilliant!

  12. Christian says:

    Dujardins is also so good on the OSS117 series (2 movies) it’s in french, don’t know if it’s also in english…
    If you have chance to rent it go for it ! ;-))

  13. Greg Eastman says:

    A masterpiece! The messages of love and loyalty are timeless!

  14. ALEXIA says:

    BRILLIANT !!! I have seen it three times and it keeps getting better. Be sure to notice the sly metaphors that are slipped in every once in a while. Jean Dujardin is sensational, I absolutely adore him. Being an animal lover, having Uggie in the movie was an extra bonus. Everything about the movie is perfect,including the music. Cannot wait for the DVD!

  15. Andres says:

    My wife is going crazy about this movie. I read the reviews and the noise about the Oscar and I’m looking to buy the Blue-ray. I hope the hype is worth the price.


  16. Chuck wilson says:

    Ist movie I have ever watched on long haul airline flight, which there are many.exciting music that describes the scene.
    I have since watched it several more times on follow-on flights. Outstanding and I will buy the DVD when released.

  17. Anna Cresswell says:

    “The Artist” is a movie that can be enjoyed over and over. Jean Dujardin has an expressive face and a personality that could melt doorknobs. The film made me understand how gripping silent films could be. Watching it was an amazing experience.

  18. Lee Curry says:

    Greatness in the modern era? Yes! If you love cinema, you’ll find this to be an instant classic. It has so much going for it, and is very well done. Somewhere, Chaplin is smiling and wiping a tear from his eye. Bravo.

  19. The Artist is a beautifully created,black and white film of the 1920’s Hollywood:created by Michel Hazanavicius. George Valentin played by Jean Dujardin, is a successful Silent Movie Star:that is worried for the future,of the movie business. Until a dancer known as Peppy Miller,played by Berenice Bejo is ready for a new chapter in life, accidentally knocks into him at a premiere,which both share a spark. The story unfolds:how these two character’s met, the highs and lows of success, marriage breakdowns, love affairs, signs of madness. Not coming to terms with the future i.e. Talking Films.

    I loved every bit being an old fashioned silent film, the quirky/dramatic music which can change, your emotions in a heartbeat. Leading you to believe the unfortunate has happened,via the dialogue printed on the screen. I even cried at certain points one was: George Valentin had to sell all his possessions just to survive:from a successful actor to an everyday person. Must not forget Uggie: an adorable dog, that will melt your heart, with his performing stunts & the friendship with George. Not everybody’s cup of tea:but a romantic comedy none the less, very different for 2012 two things which are most important sound and colour. Most definitely a…………………..Masterpiece.

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