Pitch Perfect Reviews

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Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
September 28, 2012
And sure, while fresh-faced actors belting out reworked top-40 hits sounds tolerably safe and familiar, Pitch Perfect makes Glee look like Mad Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2012
Great young actors ... are encouraged to seriously overplay their particular stereotype, which makes the film grating and repetitive ... Obviously green-lit in the wake of Glee, it makes a joke at that show's expense, setting a challenge it fails to win.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
October 15, 2012
Pitch Perfect isn't particularly bad. It isn't particularly anything. And that's what's most disappointing about it. That so many talented people could have worked so hard to produce something so... nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
December 21, 2012
As far as the so-called humour goes, we're operating on a sliding scale from lazy to downright offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 27, 2012
It's a twentysomething song-and-dance movie built around rival a cappella groups. That's more exciting than dueling string quartets, I suppose - but no, the quartets would be performing better material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 27, 2012
Pitch Perfect looks, sounds, and feels like pretty much every other movie that features a singing or dancing competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
May 19, 2015
Singing during the dialogue helps.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 28, 2012
Without precious vocal purity, all we're left with is a lame sense of humor, dark areolas, and a vomit slip 'n slide.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 19, 2012
Oh, the gag-packed trailer spoiled the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
September 27, 2012
As mean-spirited as failed 'American Idol' auditions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
September 28, 2012
This is another one of those movies that feels like it emerged from the Great Hollywood Blender of Movie Ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 27, 2012
The throwaway lines in Kay Cannon's script are so many and so expertly deployed that you basically spend the whole movie digging through the trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 29, 2012
What we have here is a not-very-funny college comedy for tweens, full of unappealing characters (and although the musical arrangements are fun, some truly unimaginative choreography).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
September 28, 2012
Though likable and energetic, the movie is so eager to put a finger on every pulse that it loses the rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
October 6, 2012
More annoying than entertaining, the setup scenes and characters are equally ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
December 20, 2012
Amusing though the movie can be, there's something missing in the warmth department. Like songs without accompaniment, its jokes lack any charm or liking for the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
September 28, 2012
'Pitch Perfect' strives to be edgy, yet it never quite lets go of wanting to be comfy at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
September 28, 2012
Often it feels like a soundtrack in search of a movie.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 25, 2012
This film could have done with a few more mouth beats and unlikely moments of extracurricular celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 27, 2012
There's plenty of reason to doubt it has enough self-awareness to realize how awkward its mesh of cynicism and sincerity is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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