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Pitch Perfect (2012)



Critic Consensus: Pitch Perfect's plot is formulaic, but the performances are excellent and the musical numbers are toe-tapping as well.

Movie Info

Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they'll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both. -- (C) Universalmore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual material, language and drug references)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kay Cannon, Jeff Roda
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2012
Box Office: $61.1M
Universal Studios - Official Site


Rebel Wilson
as Fat Amy
Ben Platt
as Benji
Anna Camp
as Aubrey
Michael Dean Ester
as Cynthia Rose
Caroline Fourmy
as Mary Elise
Jinhee Joung
as Kimmy Jin
Jawan Harris
as Timothy
Richard Kohnke
as Football Player - AT...
Scott Shilstone
as Frat Boy - ATO
Drew Battles
as Emcee at Regional's
Katrina DeSpain
as Barden Greeter
Lauren Gros
as RIAC Representative ...
Alex Biglane
as RIAC Representative ...
Michael Alexander
as Jewish Student
Tyler Forrest
as High Note #1
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News & Interviews for Pitch Perfect

Critic Reviews for Pitch Perfect

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (38)

Both acerbic and friendly in a way that gives it bite without giving it too much edge.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

Singing during the dialogue helps.

Full Review… | May 19, 2015
Movie Chambers

A slovenly lark, but a spirited one.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Luckily, Pitch Perfect has just enough flaws to (almost) keep us from making terrible puns around its title, but this fun comedy is good enough to leave an a cappella version of "No Diggity" stuck in your head. For a week.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
The Playlist

Very funny at times, usually when it embraces the campiness of the subject matter.

Full Review… | July 20, 2013

On paper, this all looks oh-so High School Musical: The College Years, but the beauty of Pitch Perfect is they way it turns its formulaic moments into unexpected hilarity.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
The Standard

Audience Reviews for Pitch Perfect


Although not as clever, talented or messaged as television's venerable Glee, Pitch Perfect is a pleasant diversion with fine singing and funny, snarky quips. It would have been better if the characters and situations were developed more. Only half of the potentially interesting characters were exhibited enough to generate real interest. I feel as though a lot of the films' potential was squandered. Still, it's solidly fun and entertaining -- just not as much as it could have been.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

I'm not ashamed to admit that I've seen this multiple times and it gets better on each viewing.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

Get Pitch Slapped.

Great Comedy! This film is really raunchy and just skirts around an R rating several times, but it is just so fun. Refreshing to see a comedy and musical combo. This is a movie even my mom would enjoy. It held my interest throughout and i think it was well produced. Filled with exciting musical numbers and solid performances from Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, the adorable Skylar Kenstin as Beccas love interest and so many others Pitch perfect is something truly special. Not to say t's flawless it's a little amateur in spots and Brittany Snow's character feels a little confusing. But it's easy to overlook the small stuff when the film is so entertaining.

The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks. After a disastrous failing at last year's finals, they are forced to regroup. Among the new recruits is freshman Beca, an independent, aspiring DJ with no interest in the college life. But after she meets Jesse, from the rival all-male a cappella group, Beca has a new outlook and takes it upon herself to help the Bellas find their new look and sound and get back into the competition.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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