This musical sucks you in with its own brand of willful illogic and breathtaking visuals. Set in turn-of-the-century Paris, a penniless poet falls madly in love with a nightclub's star performer, a chanteuse-cum-courtesan who has a heart of gold and is an incipient consumptive. The music is a combination of restructured modern pop tunes manhandled into clever new forms.
"...hired Christian to pen the company's new play, a mish-mashy tale of love run amok, and Satine is surreptitiously..."
June 1, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov