• 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

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
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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May 12, 2001
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
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February 13, 2001
Mike Clark
USA Today
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An overwrought Disney weeper.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

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

January 1, 2000

Washington Post
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January 1, 2000

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

December 29, 1995
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