Honest Trailers - The Greatest Showman

  • Published on Apr 10, 2018
  • In a world of superhero franchises and reboots, we're reminded that theatre kids need something average to love too! - It's The Greatest Showman
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    Watch the Honest Trailer Commentaries to hear the writers thoughts on the movies along with deleted jokes from the trailer and a hint at next week's movie!
    Original Music By Matt Citron
    Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
    Title design by Robert Holtby
    Producers - Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, and Max Dionne
    Written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell
    Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
    Supervising Producer: Warren Tessler
    Production Coordinator: Tina Choi
    Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
    Post-Production Supervisor: Gracie Hartmann
    Post-Production Coordinator: Carolyn Croce
    Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand
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Comments • 7 638

  • Xnny. x
    Xnny. x 17 minutes ago

    “i never liked your show” mood

  • Grayson Goerner
    Grayson Goerner 9 hours ago

    This was a little harsh

  • Music
    Music Day ago

    Gods you guys ruin every movie I liked.

  • duallist _
    duallist _ 2 days ago

    i keep reading "The Great Snowman" and its bothering me beyond belief

  • KenROCK1330
    KenROCK1330 2 days ago

    W.I.F. ummmmmmm no! women have no issues getting in films show their bodies and boom they have work.

  • GElkinsProductions
    GElkinsProductions 2 days ago

    Ok I actually thought the girl doing the parodies for you guys was pretty damn good lol

  • GElkinsProductions
    GElkinsProductions 2 days ago

    Ok I actually thought the girl doing the parodies for you guys was pretty damn good lol

  • Feige Katarina
    Feige Katarina 4 days ago

    Wow! The movie just left me annoyed with him. This made me all out mad at him AND the movie. Oh well! The songs were good!

  • Abigail Miller
    Abigail Miller 4 days ago

    omg, thank you so much I hated this movie so much.

  • Lexi Nicole
    Lexi Nicole 4 days ago

    Do Mean Girls! 😁

  • Elissa B
    Elissa B 6 days ago

    What makes a character interesting is when they have nuance to them, when they are both good and bad the way humans actually are in real life. Also, the best part about this movie is showing how you can take a trait that has caused you misery and turn it into something you profit from by working hard yourself, accepting that the world is the way it is and carving a place for yourself none the less. It is a perfect message to be sent out in an age where people are coddled into emotional fragility and outrage runs amok.

  • ivalicetifalucis
    ivalicetifalucis 6 days ago

    I like the music but it just so weird watching this movie when I know what actually happen to P.T. Barnum's circus

  • G O N E
    G O N E 8 days ago

    It’s not accurate but it was still good

  • Bryan Egelhoff's Animation Tech Nation

    My grandma loves this movie. She also likes Jar Jar Binks and the Ice Age sequels, so I guess there's no accounting for taste.

  • ShadowStorm55
    ShadowStorm55 9 days ago

    * PT Barnum doesn't have snobby parents, the man shown was Charity's dad

  • Silver Sparks
    Silver Sparks 11 days ago

    I actually didn't know this was based on a real guy.

  • Itihas Adhikari
    Itihas Adhikari 11 days ago

    I didn't even know it was a true story!! which I just found is not accurate

  • Bianća Smith
    Bianća Smith 12 days ago


  • Laura M
    Laura M 12 days ago

    this film looks terrible I cannot believe so many people went to see a movie about a man who exploited the disabled for money and liked it!! Honest trailer sums this s**t up.

  • cochs00
    cochs00 12 days ago

    Love the songs but to be fair to Zendaya, she did most of her own stunts. Just wanted to point that out

  • Va Her
    Va Her 13 days ago

    Also this movie is 5 cliches in a song.

  • joshfactor1
    joshfactor1 13 days ago

    actually, phillip carlyle was based on his real-life partner and co-ringmaster, james anthony bailey and anne wheeler was based on his real-life wife, ruth, mccaddon (although i don't think she actually was an acrobat). if you're going to tear into this film, that's fine but at least get your facts straight

  • Mrs. Mysteriouso
    Mrs. Mysteriouso 13 days ago

    "Two perfect physical specimens"
    Two perfect physical specimens that never existed XD

  • Ka Wai Huen
    Ka Wai Huen 13 days ago

    Anyone here for the songs 😂😂

  • Hagi Bastian
    Hagi Bastian 14 days ago

    Damn i need the full version of that affair song..

  • Andy Costanzo
    Andy Costanzo 14 days ago

    What about the founder honest movie trailer

  • Hörmetjan Yiltiz
    Hörmetjan Yiltiz 14 days ago

    @Screen Junkies Please do an Honest Trailer for Honest Trailer; like you kinda did with DP.

  • cake is good yum
    cake is good yum 14 days ago

    I'm screaming the lyrics..

  • Sam Peters
    Sam Peters 14 days ago

    I’m never sub

  • Sam Peters
    Sam Peters 14 days ago +1

    OMG I hate you

  • Leia Smith
    Leia Smith 14 days ago +1

    this trailer is so accurate tbh.Which is kinda sad.

  • Cool beans 2.0
    Cool beans 2.0 15 days ago


  • Samantha Shwachman
    Samantha Shwachman 15 days ago +1

    *Hairy Elsa*

  • Dawn Ugonnam
    Dawn Ugonnam 16 days ago


  • mo maffei
    mo maffei 16 days ago +1

    I think this is my favorite honest trailer.

  • Roni P
    Roni P 16 days ago +2

    Ma-Logan! Genius!

  • Harlee X
    Harlee X 18 days ago

    I always forget that this movie is about P. T. Barnum...oh well

  • Nikita Sooula
    Nikita Sooula 18 days ago

    "(Ay-ay-hole)" 😂😂😂

  • Susie English
    Susie English 19 days ago

    Les Mis - why did he sing the first 2 songs in an Irish accent? Why did they make the priest the original west end star to remind us who had seen him how great it was and how awful the film was
    La la land - just awful in its laziness
    Greatest showman - nothing great at all

  • Matilda Devison
    Matilda Devison 20 days ago

    I loved this 😅

  • 100mythfreak
    100mythfreak 20 days ago

    The only thing I noticed in this film is that Zendaya's character really stands out in Barnum's circus. They had a little man, a bearded lady, Siamese twins. What was she? A free black woman in antebellum America?

  • xMrxWhitexRabbitx
    xMrxWhitexRabbitx 20 days ago

    SO acurate. I wish they just made up everyone's name and said the whole thing was fictional... Because it is -.-

  • Frostwing {Anastasia AJ}

    What about The Greatest Show

  • Robert Baldwin
    Robert Baldwin 20 days ago

    I’m surprised that Deadpool hasn’t showed up for this one. He is a big huge Jackman fan for this one!

  • Captain Crunch
    Captain Crunch 21 day ago

    Any figure skating competition or show now features the ENTIRE soundtrack. It's cool to see Rewrite the Stars as a pairs routine with spectacular lifts and throw jumps. Search for skating videos on here, they are awesome!!!

  • a.d.w. n.
    a.d.w. n. 21 day ago

    I haven't seen the movie. However after watching this trailer, I feel, perhaps the movie would have not been bad to people if Hugh Jackman had had the humility and balls to actually portray P.T. as the person he actually was. Then perhaps make one of the "freaks" the protagonist that kept everyone emotionally sane as they were exploited by P.T. and treated badly in society. This movie wont age well if its like what im hearing.

  • Emma Pierskalla
    Emma Pierskalla 22 days ago

    Legends of tomorrow did a more accurate representation of what pt Barnum was really like.

  • Asyikin
    Asyikin 24 days ago

    Do Crazy Rich Asians honest trailer!

  • Sharp Shoot
    Sharp Shoot 24 days ago +3

    People should stop looking for historical Accuracy in musicals. Remember Hamilton?

  • Mattbrain
    Mattbrain 24 days ago

    Hey I like Age of Ultron!

  • vigilantepond
    vigilantepond 25 days ago

    this is the best honest trailer

  • Sunita Pandit
    Sunita Pandit 25 days ago

    "Old school musical" XD XD XD

  • Hue Lu
    Hue Lu 26 days ago

    They’re actually the ones who grew weeds to entire world so... someone need to kick them out somewhere...

  • Amit Thapa
    Amit Thapa 26 days ago

    do honest trailer for Willow please

  • Kris Daughtrey
    Kris Daughtrey 26 days ago

    Watching this movie felt like watching a remastered "Music Man"

  • Army Davis
    Army Davis 27 days ago


  • NovaCorp
    NovaCorp 27 days ago

    I understand why people are defending the movie as it doesn't have to be accurate, but the problem is that this movie paints a total douche like some sort of hero

  • Sara Villarreal
    Sara Villarreal 27 days ago

    For some reason I read “the greatest Snowman” and clicked... damn it... it should be Christmas already...

  • N/A N/A
    N/A N/A 27 days ago

    If he starts singing I’m gonna die!!!!!!!!!

  • Star Cherry
    Star Cherry 28 days ago +1

    The movie could have been better if they had told the stories from the perspective of the performers! Because each of them have an interesting background especially for that time period! Grrr I’m so bored with the white guy storytelling ALL of the time!

  • Prawnche Ngaditowo
    Prawnche Ngaditowo 28 days ago

    The ‘never in love’ part had me 😂😂😂

  • Larry Wolf
    Larry Wolf 28 days ago

    Both the movie's characterization of Barnum's life and yours are abominable.
    Yes, he owned a slave, but treated her extremely well and through his contact with her gained an immense appreciation for people of other races, whom he later often employed and _paid well._ He'd later join the Republican party and use much of his own fortune and fame to fight and end slavery.
    The people Barnum let join his show were often outcasts and unemployable in "normal society," but in his show were accepted and made so much money _they often retired rich after only a few years of touring._
    A lot of the other shit is just misleading. It was common scientific thought in that time period that animals couldn't feel pain, think, have emotions, etc.
    Just shameful your lack of research. Maybe do a little bit more than "Google fu" and read the first result + Wikipedia next time you're talking about a real person. I can't tell if you're lazy or intentionally misleading for a snarky angle.

  • Connor Church
    Connor Church 29 days ago

    I went to this movie actually thinking it wasn't going to be a musical sooo i was pretty disappointed just exploiting an historical figure for a cash grab

  • Connor Church
    Connor Church 29 days ago

    thk you for this

  • Amybee
    Amybee 29 days ago

    How come these are only funny, when you've already watched the movie?

  • Michelle Jung
    Michelle Jung 29 days ago


  • Bernie Cadao
    Bernie Cadao 29 days ago

    haha heiry elsa

  • Lisa Roberge
    Lisa Roberge Month ago


  • Emeraldminer
    Emeraldminer Month ago +1

    Best song 100/100

  • simmsquee
    simmsquee Month ago

    Offensively inaccurate, music that didn't fit the story at all, and a really dumb, shallow, and terrible plot. Yes some of the songs were kinda catchy but if typical, uninspired, modern Broadway music is your jam then just listen to the soundtrack and don't bother with the movie. It's like a cheap Baz Luhrmann knock-off.

  • Miriam Cuquerella
    Miriam Cuquerella Month ago +1

    Why does everyone keep overlooking the fact that the "opera" singer does NOT sing opera?

  • Charlie Hurst
    Charlie Hurst Month ago

    I cried with laughter

  • Keyan Stoney
    Keyan Stoney Month ago

    I mean it’s not completely wrong

  • Ash Z
    Ash Z Month ago

    This is the greatest Show!!

  • Gloom Berries
    Gloom Berries Month ago


  • Pierre Andlauer
    Pierre Andlauer Month ago

    Zendaya did all her stunts

  • GoShelbyGoYo
    GoShelbyGoYo Month ago

    '. . . to the man that owned ALL the top hats!' oh my god *LOL*

  • Jack Crow
    Jack Crow Month ago

    I thought the title was gonna be American Horror Story: Freakshow

  • MaKayla e
    MaKayla e Month ago +1

    theater nerd here👋fun fact: in the musical “Barnum” (Based off of PT Barnum and Bailey) Joice Heth, the 161 year old women plays a biggish role and the musical actually gives you a lot more actual historical truth. okay bye now that was nothing really important

  • Genevieve Moore
    Genevieve Moore Month ago

    jerk du solie LMAO

  • NinjaWalrus
    NinjaWalrus Month ago

    God this movie was a mess. Music was good tho?

  • The Fancy Squid
    The Fancy Squid Month ago

    I need those parodies as full songs

  • Cosette Carraway
    Cosette Carraway Month ago

    I can’t even...

  • Nicole White
    Nicole White Month ago

    This came out the same year as Logan but THIS is the movie that gets Hugh Jackman a bunch of praise. Why oh WHY did they have to release Logan during dead season?

  • Internal Screeching
    Internal Screeching Month ago +1

    1:01 "M'logan" I choked on my Harvest Snaps green pea chips. Lightly salted and found in your local cosco or target or something.

  • Paul Bloyd
    Paul Bloyd Month ago

    And yet still better than La La Land.

  • Aquamelon 008
    Aquamelon 008 Month ago

    The different songs were amazing

  • Strawberry Herpes
    Strawberry Herpes Month ago

    I don't really get why the movie is based on PT to begin with. If you're going to fictionalize his life, why not just go all the way and give Hugh Jackman's character a different name entirely, and just say you used PT's life as a loose outline? Just toss out the "historical" bit in historical fiction.

  • Sarah Woodard
    Sarah Woodard Month ago

    HAHAHA It's kinda sad that the movie didn't tell the truth

  • E Lisa
    E Lisa Month ago

    One of the best Honest Trailers ever. It's probably unfair to judge a man who lived more than a century ago based on today's moral standards, but judging a 2017 movie that glorifies an exploiter of disabled children is a due act.
    This said, i enjoyed the songs, the dances and visual beauty of the movie too. And "based on a true story" movies that accurately depict reality without adding or removing anything can be counted on a single hand's fingers, if they even exist.
    It just cracked me up when I saw a white man from the upper class shaking hands with a black acrobat upon being introduced to each other as if it was nothing, a few years after f*ing slavery was abolished, and almost a century before the end of racial segregation in USA: that was just too dishonest of the movie as a mean to make the audience love Zac Efron's character.

  • Gabrielle Long
    Gabrielle Long Month ago

    I liked the soundtrack but the plot wasn't that good to me

  • meladace
    meladace Month ago

    Honest trailer for love, simon

  • Rhi-Rhi and Jesse
    Rhi-Rhi and Jesse Month ago

    I love the greatest Showman......


  • Sandra Kemper
    Sandra Kemper Month ago

    The characters of Zac Efron and Zendaya were based on PT Barnum’s business partner and his African-American wife. Do proper research.

  • SentientSockPuppet
    SentientSockPuppet Month ago

    Love the movie to death but yeah theres no defending this guy

  • SeanTheGreat
    SeanTheGreat Month ago

    This should be called “If Trailers Lied”.

  • jes nemo
    jes nemo Month ago

    This was perfect. unlike the movie which was awful in every way. However I find it ironic for those upset about the gross inaccuracies portrayed because I’m sure in most cases those people still spent seeing it, thus were drawn in by the humbug of all of it, ala true Barnum.

  • itz BASSET
    itz BASSET Month ago

    Then u realise zendaya was in Spider-Man XD

  • Ceren sak
    Ceren sak Month ago

    I protest circuses with animals it is torture

  • EmberTheatre
    EmberTheatre Month ago