The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The song and dance section was great.
The critics have been really harsh on this movie. While not a great movie, it's still good enough to be enjoyed by kids during the holiday season. There are fun musical numbers and Hugh Jackman excels in his role as Barnum. It's not meant to be a realistic biopic. It's an enjoyable musical fantasy.
One of the best movies I have seen---What an incredible movie. It isn't often I go rewatch a movie at the cinema but I did with The Greatest Showman. Best musical I have seen. The acting is brilliant, the storyline is fantastic & the music is utterly superb. Feel like I could rewatch it 20 more times & not get bored. Hugh Jackman is at his very best as are Zac Efron & Zendaya. True masterpiece. Must see!
One of the best movies---I think critics are salty because the movie has a critic as a sort of antagonist. I can not imagine any human being with a slightest bit of taste not enjoying how truly beautiful this movie is.
Fantastic Film---After La La Land (which I could not stand) I almost stayed away from this movie. But after some arm twisting I went and boy am I glad I did. Sure there are some gaps in the story telling, but who cares. This movie is visually amazing, the songs are incredible, the performances are perfect. Especially props to Zendaya, who seems to be on the verge of superstardom. She can sing, act, dance and is about as beautiful as a person can be! I may do the unthinkable and go see this one again!
Absolutely incredible!---This is an amazing performance by Hugh Jackman. This movie was entertaining from beginning to end, the songs had very nice messages and everyone has incredible vocal skills in the movie. It may not be very realistic, but this was a movie for us to enjoy. It was for us to enjoy the music, the acting, the performances and understand the characters. I thought this movie was very entertaining and I loved it. I cannot wait to watch it again!
Created IMDB account so I can write FIRST review ever....---I'm sorry folks but the critics are brain dead, The system is rigged by movie studios paying off these worthless critics to only favor certain movies, they should be ashamed of themselves, hope you can sleep at nights knowing users outnumber your worthless rigged pay off reviews. I'm not a musical type person at all but this movie touched me in every aspect of the movie, I had tingles running down my body and couldn't hold back my tears. If this movie doesn't touch you, then you don't have a heart, period and that's coming from a right wing conservative.This is by far the Greatest movie of 2017....plan on going to see it again. Also, bought the Soundtrack too. Two Thumbs Up.
Best movie from hollywood in a long time.---This is my first ever review on IMDB. I have watched almost every movie in the last 15 years and have been silent. I was amazed at the dismal quality of movies in 2017 and thought it was perhaps one of the worst years for movies in a long time. Come 2018, my wife and I decide to see TGS. WOW!!!!. The music, the choreography, the dancing was all amazing. It makes LA-LA-Land look like a B-movie. This reminds me of Moulin Rouge, which we over and over for the music and dancing.If you like original movies, not never ending remakes, go see this movie. It is amazing. I promise you wont be disappointed.
As Soon As It Was Over, I Wanted to See It Again---I love the circus. I love quality cinema. Not since Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) has a motion picture so successfully combined these two elements. I wouldn't be surprised if it won the same awards as Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). Michael Gracey skillfully brought together the best music, choreography, cast, cinematography, visual effects, costumes, and set decoration I have seen in recent years, all fresh and original, and integrated them into nothing short of a masterpiece.
Amazing ... Listen to the Audience Reviews, not the Critics!---Amazingly talented cast. Wonderful and uplifting. You will smile for 2 hours and leave with a sense of hope and good will. Great cast, greatest message and with an awesome soundtrack and stellar performances. DON'T MISS THIS! It is a must see!