There is a really good review from the Guardian newspaper which says everything I want to and more, so here is the link:
It is an affectionate homage to silent films and the stars of the time and is a must if you enjoy film history. The acting is absolutely pitch perfect throughout with a great ensemble cast too. I thought it was incredibly brave to make something this different and put it up against the blockbusters we are all used to now. I hope the Golden Globe awards are the first of many.
As for a star rating - it HAS to be 5 out of 5!
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