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Music of the Heart Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Music of the Heart is nothing if not a change of pace, and, unfortunately, Craven doesn't appear entirely comfortable in these new surroundings.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Anne Daugherty
PopMatters

The problem with this film is that director Wes Craven is so intent on telling the story, its very seamlessness becomes a drawback.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Music isn't much more than elementary sentimentality.

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

January 1, 2000
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The main problem with Music of the Heart is that it's devoid of drama, making it an extremely difficult film to pigeonhole.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Overwrought tearjerker, directed without a shred of subtlety.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Some people will warm to Music of the Heart, and for those people the idea of criticizing the film will be like kicking a puppy.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Even if Music of the Heart brings a tear to your eye, you may still kick yourself for falling for such nonsense.

January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

A derivative, formulaic piece of pseudo-inspirational melodrama.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Novice writer Pamela Gray has pumped this already-amazing story full of melodramatic embellishment and, in so doing, all but ruined its impact.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
Kay Dickinson
Sight and Sound

The standard plotline of a teacher bearing the torch of liberal enlightenment to an educationally bereft group comes off rather dubiously here.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

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

January 1, 2000
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Unintentional humour, soapboxing, and slack direction mar Music of the Heart's second half.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Music of the Heart is Mr. Holland's Opus dumbed down and clichéd up.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

The disappointment in Music of the Heart comes from a strangely fragmented narrative that never quite commits to a central story.

Full Review Source: Scott Renshaw's Screening Room | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Salon.com
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Another utterly bland lump of Hollywood crapola.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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It may be premature to think Craven just doesn't spark outside the horror genre, but there's nothing here to suggest the opposite.

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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There really is a Roberta Guaspari, but this dull, wanly repetitive teacher movie fails to bring her story to life.

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

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

February 14, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Noel Murray
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

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