The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

DVD - 2018
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Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC.,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 105 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, Dolby Digital 5.1, Descriptive Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
2.40:1 widescreen, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda


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Jul 03, 2019

it's soooooo good

Jul 03, 2019

Um, excuse me, Jerry Lewis is the greatest showman. Suck it Barnum.

Anna_LibraryT Jun 24, 2019

Somehow they made the modern music meld very well with the Victorian-era setting, and Hugh Jackman's singing voice has much improved since Les Mis. Enjoyable spectacle showing the rise of P.T. Barnum from poor urchin to world-famous showman, and how the Barnum & Bailey circus began. Interesting making-of and historical notes in the special features.

Jun 10, 2019

GOOD 2017 fictionalized version of P.T. Barnum's rise and development of his flavor of show biz. Good in many dimensions, but it didn't really take me along for a ride - made me a bit dizzy as it meandered between film sequences.

May 21, 2019

This movie is fun. The songs are catchy and the scenes are expertly crafted. I was surprised that I like the movie so much. It's a feel good movie for sure.

May 13, 2019

I loved this (fictionalized) account of PT Barnum's life and his creation of the Barnum Circus. The songs are completely addictive, especially "Greatest Show" and "Rewrite the Stars," and Keala Settle's rendition of "This is Me" will bring tears to your eyes. Just a really heartwarming story, with so many great actors and actresses and a message of acceptance that resonates. Can I give it six stars?--Rachel (for more of Rachel's suggestions, follow WoodneathRachel)

May 11, 2019

I will never watch a movie about someone who did almost more than anyone else to create a lifetime of enslavement and misery for sentient animals such as elephants. Check out you-tube videos about how they train baby elephants by torture with electric shocks and beatings, and watch a wonderful Passionate Eye documentary about the life and death of a circus elephant in Hawaii and then see how much you love the idea of circuses. I am glad that for the most part they are now being phased out. Go watch Cirque de Soleil instead!

May 05, 2019

I was going to rate this movie a 3 star, then watched the additional material and had to up my rating. This is definitely NOT the greatest musical you will see, and however forgettable the music may be, it is wonderful in the way P T Barnum was. One of a kind. If you feel out of place and at odds with the world I guarantee the song THIS IS ME and it's choreography will add a bounce in your step and a lift to your chin. Hugh Jackman and the beautiful Zac Efron added the star power, and the song and dance delivery.
Its different and fun. And I recommend it if you need to be perked up and inspired.

This was a pretty good show! The music was amazing and the show itself was pretty good

Younger viewers with little experience of musicals may be pardoned for thinking this is one of the greatest movies ever made. But it ain't "West Side Story" or "Singing' in the Rain." It's more like "Paint Your Wagon."

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Nov 13, 2018

What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine? Nothing could keep us apart, you are the one I was meant to find...
-Phillip Carlise

Apr 28, 2018

Sir, people don't wanna admit it... but they are fascinated with the exotic and the... is why we stare at it.
Why would a bank loan us 10,000 dollars?
-Because we put up collateral.
We don't have any collateral.
-Sure we do. In the South China Seas.
In the South China Seas?
- Deep in the South China Seas.
Wanted! Unique persons, curiosities. Daring acts. Wonders of the world. How is it looking girls?
-Hey. You looking for freaks?
"Shame of the city". The protests amend Mr. Barnum's reputation... as a previewer of the offensive and indecent.
This is bad. The Barnum Museum. A primitive Circus of Humbug.” "Criminal." "Greedy". "A circus."

Apr 28, 2018

Now, I know that sounds like Barnum humbug... but I have a 100 bottles of good champagne on ice that says that this is not just another sideshow novelty.
The noblest art is that of making others happy
You are the American. I believe I might have heard of you.
-Oh well, If you've heard of me all the way over here, I must have been doing something right.
That, or something very wrong.
- In the world of publicity there is hardly any difference.
I believe those are the words of a scoundrel, Mr Barnum.
- A showman, Miss Lind, just a showman. The best on my side of the Atlantic.

Apr 28, 2018

I never liked your show. But I always thought the people did.
-They do.
Mind you, I wouldn't call it art.
-Of course not.
But... Putting folks of all kinds on stage. All colors, shapes, sizes. Presenting them as equals. Another critic might have even called it 'a celebration of humanity'.
You don't need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people.
Tell me, Mr. Barnum, does it bother you that everything you're selling is fake?
-Do these smiles seem fake? It doesn't matter where they come from. The joy is real.
So you are a philanthropist?
-Well, hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
The creed of a true fraud.
-Mr Bennett, when was the last time you smiled? Or had a good laugh? A real laugh. A theater critic who can't find joy in the theater. Now who is the fraud?

Apr 12, 2018

P.T. Barnum: It looks like you have a knack for show business.
Phillip: Show business? I've never heard of it.
P.T. Barnum: That's because I just invented it.

Apr 04, 2018

P.T Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.


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