The Greatest Showman (2017) Mini Film Review

The Greatest Showman (2017) Mini Film Review

The Greatest Showman is a musical film that is quite similar, on the surface, to the likes of La La Land, and it features the Logan actor Hugh Jackman, High School Musical actor Zac Efron and Manchester by the Sea’s Michelle Williams. What looks like a typical period drama musical may hide an unknown and amazing potential to be one of the greatest film ever, but is it? Let’s follow our review below!



The narrative focuses on P.T Barnum, a real-life person who created the Barnum & Bailey Circus, and this film details his life from young until the day his dream was realised.

Screen Shot of The Greatest Showman film

What awaits us before The Greatest Show in history ever?



The greatest showman maybe a musical but please don’t let that turn you off. Just like La La Land, despite being a musical, I believe it still has mass-market appeal with a captivating story, characters you can really care about and relatable situations.

This is the story of PT Barnum and how he created the first roving tentage circus. It is a very personal journey of how he rose above his station and along the way learning what truly mattered in life. I must say there is actually much more going on with the story and characters than I first expected and it is just a very heartfelt story.
All the actors and actresses did a fine job but truly, the real star on showcase here is no single person. Rather it is the songs and choreography which really make this such a captivating film. It is truly a spectacle and words will do it no justice, its something that has to be seen to be believed. The songs are catchy to The point that I’m even listening to them after the film. The only downside I can say is that there are quite a few songs, especially those that are meant to be grandiose and uplifting, actually sound kind of similar. Of course, it Maybe a conscious artistic choice in terms of having a theme throughout the film.

It is truly a really great…show, in every sense of the word.


The Greatest Showman (2017) Mini Film Review
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What's good
Very catchy songs you'll want to listen to after the film ends
Amazing dance choreography and technically very impressively shot
A heartwarming story
What's bad
Some uplifting songs sound quite similar to one another
The film title is fitting, for it's really one of the Greatest Musical films!
With an amazing cast and a selection of catchy and memorable songs, The Greatest Showman ensures that you will be entertained in the greatest way possible!


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