Xanadu

Film, Fantasy
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Xanadu

Time Out says

An experience so vacuous it's almost frightening. Built around a threadbare Hollywood fairytale which has Newton-John (on roller-skates) playing a muse despatched by Zeus to help mortals realise their fantasies, it turns out in fact to be an unashamed show-case for Livvy's multifarious 'talents'. Alas, as the film grinds from one epic production routine to another, it becomes painfully clear that she can't deliver a line (the script, full of gnomic punchlines, is admittedly abysmal), hold a note (the Jeff Lynne/John Farrar songs are lowest common denominator), or step a pas de deux (despite the helping hand of Gene Kelly, who can still cut it on the dance floor). Not even Michael Beck, fresh out of The Warriors, can salvage the disaster.

Details

Release details

Duration:
96 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Robert Greenwald
Screenwriter:
Marc Reid Rubel, Richard Christian Danus
Cast:
Michael Beck
Gene Kelly
Sandahl Bergman
Katie Hanley
Olivia Newton-John
James Sloyan
Dimitra Arliss

Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars