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The Sapphires Reviews

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The clichés are rendered painless by excellent performances from the five principles, with O'Dowd and Mailman particularly standing out.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2014
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This charming Australian import has a groove much like other low-key, let's-put-on-a-show indies such as Hear My Song and The Commitments, and never uses its social conscience as simply backbeat.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2014
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

The skill and sly moments of real panache help turn The Sapphires into a shining example of the type of film this country really ought to be making more of.

Full Review Source: Onya Magazine | Original Score: B

October 17, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A unique and heartening look at four young women blossoming into mature adults as they enjoy a bout with success in the midst of a hard-fought war.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Quite possibly the least original movie you'll see this summer -- and one of the most enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 4, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

The mood is so charming and the music so inspiring that you continually cut it a break.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B-

May 13, 2013
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

By-the-numbers in every sense of the word, the film tracks a tried-and-true sort of triumph while featuring renditions of soul classics so bursting with energy and joy you won't care that the originality meter is leaning on empty.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

May 8, 2013
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Even when it seems contrived The Sapphires is a feel-good movie in the most positive meaning of that term, thanks to the Motown music and O'Dowd's cheeky charm. Like the Four Tops, I loved every sugar pie, honey bunch moment. I can't help myself.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: A-

May 3, 2013
Michael Dequina

A surefire crowdpleaser with all the ingredients for the type of little-movie-that-could sleeper success that Harvey Weinstein has nurtured in years and award seasons past.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

You've seen this story before, but never pulled off with so much joie de vivre.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 16, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

They can put a song across just like the Dreamgirls. What's not to like?

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 16, 2013
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Exuberant but fairly formulaic.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2013
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Doesn't always mix its anti-prejudice message and its feel-good nostalgia with complete smoothness. But despite some ragged edges it provides a reasonably good time.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B-

April 8, 2013
Jay Stone

Director Wayne Blair -- another veteran of the stage show -- finds his footing during the film's many musical numbers.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 5, 2013
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite the prosaic plot and reserved approach taken by Blair, Briggs, and Thompson, it's tough to get cynical about such a warmhearted picture that strives to tell so uplifting a story.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 5, 2013
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The harmonies they strike in this reality-inspired charmer are sweetly sublime.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2013
Michael Posner
Globe and Mail
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You could drive an Abrams tank through the film's plot holes, but you'll likely be too busy enjoying yourself to bother.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2013
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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"The Sapphires" feels like a movie you've already seen, but it's nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable, like a pop song that's no less infectious when you know every word.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"The Sapphires" sparkles with sass and Motown soul.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Sapphires is hardly a cinematic diamond mine. But this Commitments-style mashup of music and melodrama manages to entertain without demanding too much of its audience.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 4, 2013
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