Movies Like The Commitments

Opening

62% The Maze Runner Sep 19
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
45% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

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71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
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—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
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87% The Knick: Season 1
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86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Commitments Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It's a relaxed, colorful creation, remaining true to rascally human behaviors while respecting the unifying power of music. Downright irresistible.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: A-

August 16, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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The film offers no message, no solutions, only a great time at the movies.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 20, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Does a remarkable job of balancing a feel of lower-class life with the sheer exuberance the music brings.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 6, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This typically slick but largely enjoyable Alan Parker offering is the story of the rise and demise of a young Irish soul band.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

March 10, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Director Alan Parker's story of a band of young Dubliners playing American '60s soul is fresh, well-executed and original.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 10, 2008

Film4

Sharply written and executed with real verve, this is an enduring and enjoyable comedy-drama that showcases some great performances both on and off-stage.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 10, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This is probably Alan Parker's best film, in part because it's one of his most modest.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 10, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Foul-mouthed, fast-talking and very funny, this is Parker's best to date.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

High-energy fun

| Original Score: 4/5

October 7, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Based on Doyle's first novel, Alan Parker's movie offers a fresh, captivating portrait of a new band whose goal is to bring 1960s soul music to working-class Dublin.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

June 30, 2005
James Plath
Reel.com

Has the raw power of a documentary and a driving musical soundtrack.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2005
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Pure pleasure on every level.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

March 22, 2004
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Groundwork for The Full Monty school of condescending films about noble blue-collar western Europeans who like their beer dark and their unemployment light.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 14, 2004
Mark Athitakis
Filmcritic.com

If it's light on meaning, it's strong at presenting the visceral pleasures of music, which can be extremely difficult to do

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 22, 2004
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Alan Parker -- stick to music-related projects! You're great at them!

| Original Score: 5/5

February 4, 2004
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

A surprisingly blissful combo of Brit humor and Soul music.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 10, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A full-steam-ahead cinematic triumph propelled by the raw energy of a talented cast and the vibrancy of a dozen soul classics.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 18, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Parker is capable of whipping a series of quick, well-edited snippets into a happy collage of musical high spirits.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Although parts of the story are dramatic, overall it is an ironic comedy, and a very funny one at that, as the band manager tries to keep this group of conflicting personalities from flying apart.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 4/4

March 23, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Brash and joyous, the kind of musical we need more of.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 11, 2003
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