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The Greatest Showman Is Slick, Sleek and Superficial!

The Greatest Showman – P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) – Photo by Nico Tavernise/Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

The Greatest Showman is a movie musical about P.T. Barnum – the founder of America’s first circus. Movie musicals are not known for their historical accuracy, but – considering that there are many biographies of the man which paint him as anywhere from an honest entrepreneur to a cynical con man making a fortune by exploiting the pain of his collection of freaks and oddities – this film is far too superficial. Except for a few exceptional songs…

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