Kiss Me Kate

The divorced stars of a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" find that their offstage romantic lives parallel their combative onstage ones.
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 24, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Warner Archives

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User Ratings: 8,026
Rating: 5/5 -- One of the all-time best movie musicals, with Fosse choreography and Porter's vunderbar music.
Movie Mom
Jul 20, 2003
...Kiss Me Kate had nothing on Singin' in the Rain. Full Review
Village Voice
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- The picture's brio is quaint and disarming, for the most part getting its laughs when it needs them. Full Review
New York Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: B+ -- A mostly zippy showbiz paean. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 14, 2008
Cole Porter's Broadway musical (via Shakespeare) has been toned down for the screen, but the songs are as wonderful as ever. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 5, 2019
Rating: 9/10 -- Thanks to the genius of George Sidney at the helm, there's never a dull moment nor a single instance of a song or dance simply shoehorned in with no bearing on the story. So brush up your Porter if you must have a background before seeing this, and go! Full Review
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/5 -- The theatrical antics are a bit forced and the musical numbers aren't the best in the history of musical cinema, but this still stands as an 'important' film of its era, albeit a minor and relatively forgettable one.
Nov 1, 2004

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When two squabbling ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical verson of The Taming of the Shrew, life imitates art and art imitates life.
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Warner Archive Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 19,825
  • UPC: 883929727391
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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