Robert’s Reviews: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the classic musical ‘Singing’ in the Rain’. This film follows Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) as he deals with the inner turmoil most silent move stars faced during the transition from silent films to talkies, and as he falls in love with Lina Lamont (Debbie Reynolds, rest in peace), a singer and dancer he coincidentally meets a number of times. Enjoy!

(Note: This is the last weekend in which I am performing as Ellard in Shasta College’s ‘The Foreigner’, so make sure to come on Sunday and enjoy the hysterical and topical satirical comedy.)

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 14-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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4 Responses

  1. Well done, as always, Robert!

    And I have my ticket to “The Foreigner”.  I’ll see you Sunday. Break a leg!

  2. Beverly Stafford says:

    I saw an interview with Betty Comden and Adolph Green describing a heartwarming event.  They were at a reception and a famous director – I think it was Fellini but I could be wrong – approached them and gushed that Singin’ In the Rain was his very favorite movie.  High praise.

    Thanks for reviewing one of my favorite films.  Nicely done.

  3. One of my all-time favorites. When my kids were growing up, we watched a LOT of old movie musicals. This was one film that lit a spark in my youngest son, who’s now a professional dancer. Never underestimate the power of art!

    I love watching your reviews because they make me think a little harder, work a little more, when I watch a film – so thank you!

  4. Steve DuBois Steve DuBois says:

    I watched “Singing In The Rain” this morning.  And then I just happened to stumble upon your review tonight.  This is the second review I’ve seen of yours.  I’m amazed at your ability for in-depth analysis.  You do a great job!  I want to see “A Dog’s Purpose”.  And I see you’ve done a review on that.  So I’ll have to see your review before I go.  I’m really curious what you have to say.  I lost my beloved dog of 16 years almost two years ago.  It still kills me.  I didn’t know a dog and a human being could get that close.  We were like ‘One’.  So seeing “A Dog’s Purpose” will be bitter sweet.  I hope you were able to give it a good review.

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