• PG, 2 hr. 22 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Stephen Herek
    In Theaters:
    Dec 29, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 24, 1999

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Mr. Holland's Opus Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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This idealized tribute to a charismatic teacher who devotes himself to music appreciation has the same old-fashioned texture and sticky sentimentality as Goodbye Mr. Chips (of 1939), but Dreyfuss gives an effective, surprisingly restrained performance

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: B-

January 29, 2007
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Holland may have been a failed composer, but he's a master at playing the heartstrings.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A touching, uplifting and life-affirming winner that makes it hard to avoid leaving the theater teary-eyed, with a lump in your throat.

| Original Score: 9/10

January 23, 2006
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Who knew the director of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead was capable of making a profoundly moving drama?

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

One of Dreyfuss' best performances EVER.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 22, 2005
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

May 11, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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

May 18, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Yea, it is filled with cliches, but it still is an engaging outing.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 21, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Extraordinary movie about how a job can be transformed into a soul-satisfying vocation.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 21, 2002
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
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Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

December 29, 1995
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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May 12, 2001
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
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February 13, 2001

Washington Post
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Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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