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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Score: 7 / 10

Release Date: December 20, 2017
Director: Michael Gracey
Producer: Jenno Topping, Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya
Rating: PG
Genre: Musical
Running Time: 105 minutes

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    The Greatest Showman

    Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:39:59 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    “The Greatest Showman”, is a slick production, with Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum. As a movie it is pure escapism, where you want to applaud after every big number. There is an amazing cast of characters and very talented actors. Although based loosely, very loosely, on the life of P. T. Barnum, he would have appreciated the creative licence that was taken. P.T. Barnum was a business man and later on in life a politician, not just a showman. He was a risk taker who enjoyed life and this comes through in the film. He probably did give many of these misfits a better chance in life, creating a sort of family for them. Impressive dancing, singing and theatrics, whether by the stars or their stuntman. Either way, it is an enjoyable film, slightly dark and serious, but for the whole family.