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The Chorus (Les Choristes) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This feels more like a Hollywood wannabe than a French film. Where's the quirkiness, the nuance, the deeper levels?

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 28, 2005
Nick Schager
Filmcritic.com

Desperate to be labeled 'Dickensian'

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 12, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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A deeply conventional story about truculent or orphaned boys and the gentle soul who finds himself by shaping the tots into a chorus.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 13, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie dips into cinema past for its inspiration, but stays far away from real life.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 1, 2005
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2005
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Boys Town meets The Sound of Music.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 14, 2005
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...it's sweet but the calories are mostly empty

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 7, 2005
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 22, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Somehow with all the heartstrings pulled, I didn't feel anything more than being manipulated.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

April 3, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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We cringe honestly, dismayed by such cinematic tunelessness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly

January 12, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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All the characters are flat-out stereotypes; there isn't a surprising plot twist in sight, and even the singing is nothing to write home about.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 14, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The crime of The Chorus isn't that it's corny. (I like corny.) It's that its corniness seems programmed.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

January 28, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Barratier seems to have culled the stereotypes, situations and sentiments from dozens of similar movies, including the more dramatically satisfying Mr. Holland's Opus.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

January 28, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Simple, slight and a bit saccharine, Les Choristes may satisfy a sweet tooth, but anyone wishing to bite deeply into something will be disappointed.

| Original Score: C

January 28, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Those of us who prefer our cup of drama without a sweetness filter will be loutish enough to give it a pass.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2/5

December 1, 2004
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

sweet with its heart appropriately placed on the side of goodness and cute kids, so it's not difficult to see why audiences respond positively

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C

February 5, 2005
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A conspicuously charming kids' film [but] adults who slobber over The Chorus are kidding themselves if they think it's sophisticated, realistic, or original.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 13, 2005
Jurgen Fauth
About.com

Formulaic and obvious

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 25, 2005
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Dudo que Los Coristas deje alguna huella en el espectador por demasiado tiempo, pero sin duda saldremos del cine con una sonrisa en los labios (...)

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A shrill circus act people love to confuse for foreign correspondence.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

December 20, 2004
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Boston Phoenix
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Houston Chronicle
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AV Club
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September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

Time Out
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February 9, 2006
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