... savvy, topflight entertainment.

Tony Scott
Daily Variety


It's what the three-part series tells and how it tells it that matter and, as far as it goes, it's a winner.

Tony Scott
Daily Variety


The colorful docu emphasizes prestige and showbiz as it reels off the momentous years.

Tony Scott
Daily Variety


Helen Hayes sums it up with, "It was the great studio of the world. Not just of America, or of Hollywood, but of the world." "MGM" wastes no time proving her point.

Tony Scott
Daily Variety


TNT's docu on MGM is a roaring success.

Robert Osborne
The Hollywood Reporter


Mission: impossible has been accomplished, and with considerable distinction, in that upcoming 71/2-hour TNT documentary called "MGM: When the Lion Roars." It's something to behold. Rarely, in fact, will you ever find 450 minutes flash by more quickly.

Robert Osborne
The Hollywood Reporter


There's never been a better reason to warm up the VCR.

Robert Osborne
The Hollywood Reporter


Thanks to a remarkably workable concept and exceedingly nifty execution, the whole project plays like gangbusters.

Robert Osborne
The Hollywood Reporter


...facinating stuff...

Robert Osborne
The Hollywood Reporter


Lavish and shamelessly self-serving, "M-G-M: When the Lion Roars" is a just about perfect match of subject and treatment.

John J. O'Connor
The New York Times


One peek into this fabulous dream factory, and you'll be hooked. As the Master of Ceremonies might loudly proclaim: Lights! Camera! Magic!

John J. O'Connor
The New York Times

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