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The Artist

George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a star seen in silent movies. Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) is a young hopeful in the film business. As the industry begins to experiment with talking pictures, Valentin's career dims while Miller's illuminates silver screens featuring this latest technological advancement. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 06 Jan 2012
Video Release: 26 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Artist is rated PG-13: for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell
Studio: 2011 Weinstein Company/ Warner Brothers France
Website: Official site for The Artist.

Detailed Review

“Everything old is new again,” can’t even begin to sum up The Artist. This isn’t just a retro retread but a fresh silent movie, presented in true, traditional style.… 
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Why Is The Artist Rated PG-13?

Violence: A man suffers from depression and begins to engage in suicidal behavior, such… 
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How does Valentin’s pride become his greatest flaw? How can over confidence cause a… 
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