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The Concert (Le concert) Reviews

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 22, 2011
"The Concert" builds beautifully from a farcical premise that requires a suspension of disbelief to a musical climax that washes away our cynicism in a wave of honest tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 20, 2011
The Concert is never quite as meaningful as it makes itself out to be. That's not to say it isn't entertaining and even occasionally moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 8, 2011
Por su humor absurdo, su emotivo final y el encanto de sus personajes, El Concierto tiene todos los ingredientes para convertirse en la "feel-good-movie" del aņo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
March 27, 2011
"The Lives of Others" as seen through the feel-good filter of "Mr. Holland's Opus" - a struggle of creativity against oppression with more of the merrily made music that touchingly triumphs over adversity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 24, 2011
"The Concert" is manipulative, overly sentimental, sometimes ludicrous and almost completely irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 24, 2011
[C]rammed with so much Hollywood feel-good that a studio remake is surely just around the corner... It's all entirely preposterous, and very lovely...
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 8, 2010
The drama and the comedy often don't fit together, but The Concert is so endlessly good-natured that you keep watching regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
October 8, 2010
Benefits from clever editing and a credible cinematic representation of the ineffable power of music to ignite the human spirit. Sadly, the magic is way too long in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 1, 2010
I was annoyed by the thickness with which it layers on the schmaltz and the obviousness with which it tells its jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
CT Staff
Christianity Today
September 24, 2010
At the end of the concerto, the concert hall resounds with applause, and Gavrilov utters the film's next-to-last word: "Amen." The final word? "Bravo." That's my judgment as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
August 18, 2010
Like an overanxious cymbal player, crashing out of control throughout the symphony, there's so much peripheral noise that we can barely hear the music of the piece. But please ... don't play it again, Samski.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 11, 2010
It's not often we get to see a true Russian farce.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 11, 2010
It's a sweet-natured, agreeable-enough diversion, with just enough high culture, rowdy comic relief and flirtations with historical import that it's comfort food for art-house patrons of a certain age.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 6, 2010
A 'Concert' not worth attending.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
August 6, 2010
Amiable enough if underwhelming.
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Rachel Saslow
Washington Post
August 6, 2010
The Concert was so unfunny, I had to consult to make sure that it was indeed listed as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2010
It ends in a place of transcendent emotion that sends everyone out of the theater in a swirl of transport.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
August 6, 2010
Concert leaves a winning impression. Had the rest of the film matched the closer's sincerity, there might've been something truly remarkable to celebrate here.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 6, 2010
It's as if the movie simmers unevenly for an hour and a half, and suddenly bursts into glorious flame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 5, 2010
The Concert is a breakneck melodrama that milks laughs and wrings tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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