Judging by the reviews in today's papers, Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge is living up to all the hype it's been getting. Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times talks about the film's "visual daring" and writes:
"Moulin Rouge will be accused of having no heart. But the truth is just the opposite. The movie has so much heart that the poor overworked organ explodes in every scene." You can read the rest of his thorough review here.
Jack Mathews of The Daily News gives the film three and a half stars and calls it:
"...a kaleidoscopic binge of romance, melodrama, tears, pain, laughter and redemption, with a whiff of Paris and the sound of music, all tricked out as a Technicolor dream." Go here to read the rest of Mr. Mathews' review.